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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: new watchdog module
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:27:51 GMT

On Feb 5, 2009, at 2:36 AM, Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group wrote:
>> The parent process watchdog is supposed to be used only for core
>> features that affect all children's and can be done without
>> requiring graceful restart.
> Why can these tasks not be performed by a dedicated child?
>> Making the module running as root is very easy and
>> average 'Joe the Developer' can already use such a feature
>> with or without this option.
> That was not my point. The current ways for a developer to do this
> IMHO point him more obviously to the fact that his code is running
> under root than the watchdog API would do.

We need a real watchdog/monitor hook that allows for something
useful to be done.

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