skill sends signals to processes given any combination of user names, ttys, commands, and pids. snice changes the priority of processes (given the same). They are similar to kill(1) and renice(8), but the commandline is order-independent. There are also verbose, search, and interactive modes of operation.
UDI, the Uniform Driver Interface, is a well-documented interface between a driver module and the executing OS. It provides source portability across OSes and binary portability within a processor ABI. It also provides modern driver features like instance independence, high scalability, and physical location transparency. The Reference Source provides an initial implementation of UDI for Linux, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, and other OSes.