troubleshooting Question

Kill a process by name

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In my perl script, I have the following:

my $processid = `ps -elf | pgrep \"SybProc\"`;

if ($processid)
{
    my $killprocess = system ("kill $processid");
    if ($killprocess != 0)
    {
         print "Cannot kill process\n";
    }
}

if the SybProc process exists, it kills it.  However, sometimes the system call  does not return 0 even if it successfully killed the process.
What is wrong with the implementation?
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