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Re: Console client, signal handeling patch

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Console client, signal handeling patch
Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 17:08:15 +0200
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On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 11:24:34PM +0200, M. Gerards wrote:
> Quoting Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>:
> > The question is, do we really want to catch those signals at all?  I think
> > that we only want to catch those signals we really expect, like SIGTERM. 
> > Other signals point out a bug, and we should just fix the bug instead.
> > Crashing is not really acceptable.  (Compare this with sync'ing of
> > filesystems).
> IMHO these signals should be cought, that's why I wrote the patch ;). SIGTERM
> should be cought for sure, that is what the users expects. A reason to catch 
> the
> other signals is to prevent creating a useless system. This crashing happens
> quite often when hacking stuff ;).

Well, when hacking stuff, you onviously know how to deal with that.  I am
using two systems and a serial console, so I never end up with a useless
system by having the console crash.

However, for a production system, I don't want those unexpected signals to
happen, so I don't think I want to catch me, too.  We don't do in any other part
of the system either.


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