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Re: Emacs daemon doesn't terminate on SIGTERM any more

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: Emacs daemon doesn't terminate on SIGTERM any more
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:17:15 +0200

>>>>> On Sun, 24 Oct 2010, Jan Djärv wrote:

>>> What Emacs needs is some sort of notion of when user interaction
>>> is not OK. For SIGTERM it is almost never ok, as it might be the
>>> window manager/system/whatever that is shutting down. Even
>>> desktop.el will try to ask questions sometimes (i.e. desktop-save
>>> is set but there is no desktop file yet), which is annoying. Maybe
>>> introduce some interaction-ok-p predicate?
>> Things that might ask questions should be on
>> kill-emacs-query-functions, not kill-emacs-hook, shouldn't they?

> Not sure. Things like desktop.el doesn't want to cancel the
> shutdown, just ask some questions. The message that started this
> thread "The current server still has clients; delete them? (yes or
> no)" is from a function run from delete-frame-functions, which is
> run by delete-frame.

As far as I can see, the question is asked in function server-start.
Which in turn is called from kill-emacs-hook via function server-mode.

Also it doesn't make any difference if one answers the question with
yes or with no. The shutdown will proceed in either case.


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