Subject: Re: rc.d (Was Re: run levels (was Re: The new rc.d stuff...))
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2000 15:31:04
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"Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>The only real advantage of a metadaemon is it lets you automatically
>restart daemons that crash, but in my opinion, that's a crock. You
>should make sure the daemons don't crash in the first place. Sure
>enough, under NetBSD and similar systems, it is very rare to see
>daemons crash, but under AIX, it happened all the time...

The other problem is that it (and all other watchdog schemes based
on the process running) give a false sense of security, as sometimes
daemons don't crash, they just stop responding.

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