Re: Not stopping daemons, where are we?
* Peter Samuelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080705 02:37]:
> [Marvin Renich]
> > If the package does need to save state, don't enable the "quick halt"
> > option! The maintainer definitely ought to know this.
> Why are all of you talking as though sending SIGTERM were not the
> standard way to tell a process to save its state and exit gracefully?
> It's certainly the method I would use if I were writing a program that
> needed to do things at exit time. I thought everyone did it that way.
In addition to Steve's response, there is also the issue of ordering.
Some packages (by design or sysadmin configuration) require other
services to be running during their shutdown.