Apple hates signals

Why do so many MacOS apps fail to quit in response to a simple kill command? softwareupdated, mtmd, I think ocspd and maybe even mdsworker. kill doesn’t kill them, have to kill -9. That doesn’t help anything.

Today’s mess: I deleted 20 old files from my Downloads folder. So now Time Machine is insisting on pegging one CPU at 100% and running the battery down, preparing another backup or something. The backup drive isn’t plugged in, this is the local backup thing which I generally like when it’s not being stupid. Even better; after the kill -9 launchd spawned the process again. Of course.