[rc5] Monitoring clients

Stephen Langasek vorlon at dodds.net
Thu Jul 17 15:32:00 EDT 1997

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Bill Plein wrote:

> >if `ps x|grep rc5` then restart else do nothing
> >or so???

> Why? The client is "cheap" to start and stop, it buffers the work being
> done, etc. Why not restart it?

> Sure, you could write a script to do the above. But this isn't a PPP
> connection or anything else that would have a negative impact from stopping
> it. 

Well, the above script isn't hard to write, so why not use it?  Both
scripts take about the same amount of processor power; killall, in fact,
makes the same calls to find out what to kill.  And it does take time for
the client to shut down and restart, so... why not squeeze out that extra
bit of keycrunching time?

                             -Steve Langasek

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