When you suspend the automatic recovery actions of a resource group, resource methods that are executing are allowed to run until they are completed. If a serious problem occurs, you might need to suspend the automatic recovery actions of a resource group immediately. To do so, you specify the –k command option, which kills the following methods:
However, if you immediately suspend automatic recovery actions by killing methods, you might leave one of its resources in an error state such as Start_failed or Stop_failed. You must clear these error states yourself.