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From Andrej van der Zee <andrejvander...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: post_config on reload
Date Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:21:47 GMT
Hi,

Do not do this -  a restart should be a restart, not a half of a restart.
>  You should be reinitializing whatever you do on a restart as well as a
> start.  That's the whole point.
>
> I have one phrase that should illustrate why : memory leak.
>
> For example, if your extension creates another thread or spawns another
> process and that other thread/process doesn't clean up on a restart and
> contains a memory leak, what good is restart to you? Restart has suddenly
> become pointless.
>
> It is good etiquette to honour the concept of a restart.
>

Okay, point taken. My extension indeed creates a thread. How can I know that
a user issues a restart? In other words, where can I kill my thread?

Cheers,
Andrej

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