I opened an .xml file inside emacsclient -nw not realizing it's large (55MB)

Now I'm staring at my terminal/emacs for several minutes. It seems frozen but I know from experience it will eventually wake up after (I'm guessing) xml mode parses the file.

(I did try C-g multiple times)

In a situation like this, what are my options..

Is there a SIGNAL I can send the pid of emacs/emacsclient to tell it to "stop whatever thing you're doing"

Suppose I knew the file was large, how can I tell emacs to open it, but don't try any fancy xml parsing modes, just go fundamental.

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