SIGTERM isn't sent to the application process

In Chapter 2, DevOps with Containers, we learned there are two forms to invoke our program when writing a Dockerfile: the shell form and the exec form. The shell to run the shell form commands defaults to /bin/sh -c on Linux containers. Hence, there are a few questions related to whether SIGTERM can be received by our applications:

  • How is our application invoked?
  • What shell implementation is used in the image?
  • How does the shell implementation deal with the -c parameter?

Let's approach these questions one by one. The Dockerfile used in the following example can be found here: ...

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