Issue #17820 has been updated by AlexWayfer (Alexander Popov).


xtkoba (Tee KOBAYASHI) wrote in #note-1:
> This seems to be a well-known restriction. Only `KILL` (`9`) works for Windows.
> 
> https://blog.simplificator.com/2016/01/18/how-to-kill-processes-on-windows-using-ruby/

Yes, I found this article, and wanted to add the link to the issue description, but didn't find an ability to edit the description.

So, about this article and behavior:

1. This behavior doesn't seem "well-known restriction", there is no explanation or details (why?) in the article or somewhere.
2. Article highlights that even `KILL` signal works incorrect on Windows (but I guess it should be a separate issue).
3. Article suggests system command instead of Ruby method.
4. There is should be consistency and understandable behavior in Ruby, even in Windows (as I know, Ruby should works on Windows). So, either `Signal.list` should return only `KILL` and something else working, or `Process.kill` should works with `TERM` and other signals. Anyway, `Signal.list` output and `Process.kill` input should be synced.

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Bug #17820: `Errno::EINVAL` from `Process.kill` with available signal on Windows
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17820#change-91660

* Author: AlexWayfer (Alexander Popov)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* ruby -v: ruby 3.0.1p64 (2021-04-05 revision 0fb782ee38) [x64-mingw32] 
* Backport: 2.6: UNKNOWN, 2.7: UNKNOWN, 3.0: UNKNOWN
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Hello.

I've installed Ruby on Windows via [Chocolatey](https://community.chocolatey.org/packages/ruby).

I receive `Errno::EINVAL` from `Process.kill` with almost every signal. Only `0` seems working. `TERM` (`15`), `INT` (`2`)  don't. Although they're in `Signal.list` output:

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