This script is a safer (but not 100% guaranteed safe) way to terminate a shared memory process on UNIX.

Usage: [PROTOPDIR]/bin/ [ -q ] [ -f ] [ -v ] pid1 [pid2 pid3 ...]
    -q quiet. No prompts
    -f force. Will execute a kill -SIGFPE if lsof and svmon/pmap seem clear. DANGEROUS!
    -v verbose. Generate verbose output

The script is delivered as [PROTOPDIR]/bin/killprosession.shx. To use it, rename it to and comment out the line “ECHO=echo” at the beginning of the script. If you do not comment out this line, all the commands are echoed and not actually executed.