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Re: [vox] [fwd] [svlug] mission critical computing and air safety

Unfortunately, you can't stop & restart processes like daemons on Windows
as easily as you can on Linux or UNIX.  If the daemons have problems,
you're stuck and have very little choice but to restart the whole system.

But leaky daemons is a problem with UNIX & co as well as Windows.  UNIX is
not leak-proof... just imaging going through all the daemons and
restarting them one-by-one to find the daemon with leaky memory! -- might
as well just reboot...

Last time I was at UCD, both the CS and the EE departments regularly
rebooted their computers -- Linux, HPUX, Sun, SGI, etc.  Of course, this
is all done automatically, and the EE department had the sensibility to
reboot only if nobody's logged into the system.


On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Ken Bloom wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 12:04:17PM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 September 2004 11:36 am, Tim Riley wrote:
> >
> > In general, the OS has no way to know when memory is in use
> > by mistake (while the app is still running).  Regardless of
> > whether a platform performs garbage collection (e.g. Java),
> > it's not only possible but common for memory leaks to occur.
> >
> > > Should a person
> > > have to reboot a computer every month to reset leaked memory?
> >
> > Of course not.  It's embarrassing.
> I would think that Windows, like Linux would free up all leaked memory
> when the application terminated, and that it should be sufficient to
> restart the application, rather than restarting the whole computer.
> Am I wrong about this?
> --Ken Bloom
> --
> I usually have a GPG digital signature included as an attachment.
> See http://www.gnupg.org/ for info about these digital signatures.
> G'mar Chatima Tova

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