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Re: Not stopping daemons, where are we?

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 03:38:20PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 1214917547.6931.48.camel@flash> you wrote:
> > There is no such proposal to do this for all daemons. That's why the
> > defaults have not changed and the individual packages must do it.

> Yes, but do you think individual packages can decide how the environment
> they are running in might look like?

... yes?  Isn't that what a package maintainer is for?

> I mean the pending-write case is the most obvious. But what about resolver
> caches, VPNs and the like?

What kind of data loss do you expect to arise from shutting down a VPN
client without giving it time to save state?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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