Subject: Re: basesrc: shutdown -T
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/24/2000 23:23:33
Todd Whitesel writes:
> If anything, each rc.d script should supply an appropriate default timeout
> for itself. Things that just kill processes can time out quickly, but
> network services that involve remote synchronization should wait much
> longer before giving up.

I think a lot of this is a moot point, given that rc.shutdown,
rcorder, and the rc.d scripts have been enhanced so that only scripts
	# KEYWORD: shutdown
in them are shutdown (currently, cron, xdm & inetd); everything else
just relies upon SIGTERM at the end.

If this change isn't backed out it must at least be changed so that
there is no timeout by default.