Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/2001 15:44:58
[ On Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 00:51:51 (-0700), John Nemeth wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> On Oct 1, 7:16pm, Luke Mewburn wrote:
Somebody's clock is either way out of whack, or John's in a time warp.
> } Modified Files:
> } basesrc/etc: rc.shutdown
> } basesrc/etc/defaults: rc.conf
> } Log Message:
> } - Implement an optional global watchdog timeout for rc.shutdown, which is
> Thank you. It's always nice to see requested changes made. I
> know certain people see no need for this (and will probably consider it
It would be very very bad if it were not optional (and off by default).
> but, I've seen too many problems caused by shutdown scripts that
> never exit.
that's because you've not spent enough time studying the actual
mechanisms in NetBSD.
> The pratical reality is that I consider this to be
> essential if there are going to be shutdown scripts.
Please try to understand how things work in NetBSD specifically and quit
attributing NetBSD with problems from other sytems.
> It is
> unacceptable for any program to stop the system from shutting down
Indeed -- just at is it totally unacceptable for the system to prevent
any program from shutting down cleanly.
On NetBSD when a program fails to shutdown the user in control of the
system can investigate the problem and determine the proper course of
Greg A. Woods
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