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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] WIN32 Optimistic apr_proc_kill
Date Sat, 16 Feb 2002 18:43:51 GMT
From: "Mladen Turk" <mturk@mappingsoft.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:26 PM


> I'm sorry if my English Leeds to some misunderstanding. 

So does mine, ask most English speakers :)

> My primary intention
> with that patch was to try to kill the entire process tree. I suppose that
> everyone sees the benefit of that.

Yes, in _most_ cases, but not DETACHED processes we aren't planning on reaping.
We have to watch that distinction in creating this feature.

> Personally, I hate the "what if" questions, because those questions are
> probably less then 1% of problems. 

No, what-if's are what nails us to the wall with 30 duplicate bug reports
in a single week after a release.  What-if's are what list discussion is all
about, IMHO :)

MOST apps will not do their own cleanup within DllLoad proc create/destroy.
The question is first fixing the most common cases (close the doors on them
with stdin/stdout, send Ctrl+Break or WM_EXIT, and pause a moment.)  Then let's
investigate the most thorough way to clobber them hard, but thoroughly :)

And we cannot cleanup apr this way either; since the clib will be gone from
beneath us before we got that far.

Bill



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