Since Pods represent processes running on your cluster, Kubernetes provides for graceful termination when Pods are no longer needed. Kubernetes implements graceful termination by applying a default grace period of 30 seconds from the time that you issue a termination request. A typical Pod termination in Kubernetes involves the following steps:
TERMsignal to the Pod, indicating that the Pod should shut down.
SIGKILLto any processes still running in the Pod.
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Note: The grace period is configurable; you can set your own grace period when interacting with the cluster to request termination, such as using the
kubectl deletecommand. See the Terminating a Pod tutorial for more information.