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Re: Bug#126750: klogd should optionally be started from init(8)

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Dominik Kubla wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 11:02:39PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Such a table should not (and needs not) to benefit processes running by
> > someone else than root, unless you wanted to do such a thing on purpose and
> > coded it like that.  Root processes already have a much lesser probability
> > of being killed. If I want a table to fix the issue with the ordering
> > on time of two or three processes, I would need to be quite stupid to do
> > something that screwed up the OOM balancing so much that users would start
> > naming their processes syslog or named to avoid them being killed.
> So you are proposing to run all kind of daemons as root to avoid them
> being hit by the OOM killer early?

Did I say that?  Please. I am not stupid. I NEVER said anything about all
kind of daemons.  I will end up getting insulted if you keep trying to read
such things between my lines.  I am very aware of the amount of danger on
running stuff as root, especially when they do not need it.

I want the LOGGING daemons (i.e. only syslog and klogd), which ALREADY run
as root, to be restarted should they die. Due to OOM killer, due to
segfaults. Whatever.

Stop preaching to the choir.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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