An application user asks to kill all the processes under their application account. When you checked on the box itself you saw a lot of processes and killing them one by one would take forever.
Here you could check the user’s processes:
root@solaris# ps -u [username] -o user,pid,ppid,pcpu,vsz,tty,args usage: ps [ -aAdeflcjLPy ] [ -o format ] [ -t termlist ] [ -u userlist ] [ -U userlist ] [ -G grouplist ] [ -p proclist ] [ -g pgrplist ] [ -s sidlist ] 'format' is one or more of: user ruser group rgroup uid ruid gid rgid pid ppid pgid sid taskid pri opri pcpu pmem vsz rss osz nice class time etime stime f s c lwp nlwp psr tty addr wchan fname comm args projid project pset
This is the way to kill all the processes by a certain user
root@solaris# kill -9 `ps -u [username] -o pid`
Hopefully this could help my fellow UNIX SysAdmins and alike.
See you on my next note!!!