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Re: How Unix manages processes in userland
On Sun, Dec 08, 2013 at 01:56:25PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> } > } Heh - you know, you are close to describing the Solaris SMF (service
> } > } management facility)...
> } >
> } > If we're serious about service management, then something like
> } > that, or a similar facility from another OS is most likely what we
> } > need. Using something that already exists, if a suitable one can
> } > be found, would probably be a good thing.
> } >
> } > In the above, I didn't even get into the issue of dependencies.
> } > [...]
> } > Doing service management properly can quickly get quite complex,
> } > which is a good reason to use something that already exists [...]
> } Given the infrastructure we already have (for dependencies and other
> } things), trying to splice in third party code is not a good idea.
> What infrastructure? We don't do service management. Our
> rc.d startup code does not count as service management.
It is what we have and it handles dependencies, starting and stopping;
regardless of whether it's adequate as it is, bolting on something
else that doesn't interoperate with it would be a serious mistake.
David A. Holland
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