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Re: rc and smf

From: "Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 18:56:52 +0100

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 12:52 -0500, Dan Melomedman wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > Actually, this is exactly one of the situations where I don't want
> > automatic, silent restarts. It hides problems, which is in my position
> > even more problematic. "Magic restart" doesn't solve every problem.
> > 
> > Joerg
> Nothing solves every problem. Supervision solves the 'Oops, something
> crashed, and needs to be restarted' problem. If my nearby nuclear power
> plant's reactor monitoring software running on a Unix box gets killed
> due to a memory leak, I want it restarted immediately, not wait for the
> administrator to find out by the time the reactor melts down. All fault
> tolerant systems have some kind of supervision in software. Nobody would
> hire you to run one of them.

If you're quite finished with lambasting our developers, you might try
to see the forest for the trees, please.

Now quit it.


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