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

On Sat, 29 Dec 2001, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:

> > This is bogus, anything can die in an OOM situation.  Are you going to
> > put all daemons into inittab?

> True, true. However, sysklogd and klogd are logging daemons. They deserve
> some special treatment IMHO.

> Actually, I am pondering doing such a thing to sshd on my remote systems,
> too.

I think it would be far better to have the logging daemons and ssh
checked by the watchdog daemon. IMO it is not a good idea to restart the
daemons when we are OOM anyway, since this might do real damage, a clean
reboot would be better.

> > You should be trying to avoid OOM situations in the first place.

> That is not always possible, and sometimes a kernel VM screwup will cause
> it, no?

Hrm, I have 768 megs of swap, and watchdog is set up to reboot before OOM
happens, which never did, so it is possible. In the case of a VM screwup,
I'd like my box to reboot and send me a mail rather than let mysql die in
the middle of a transaction and serve "database connection refused" pages
to everyone until apache also dies.


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