Subject: Re: rc.d (Was Re: run levels (was Re: The new rc.d stuff...))
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2000 17:33:07
In message <>, "R. C. Dowdeswell" wr
>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.

A friend of mine was working on a project for a while where all the daemons
were always started in scripts that looped.  There were no logs of any sort
if a daemon crashed.  No one thought this was weird, but they were a little
unsure of how to stop a running daemon.

I am *SO* glad I don't have to work in that part of the world.  :)