[mrtg] Re: RunAsDaemon -- is this a good idea?
oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Thu Aug 24 14:45:41 MEST 2000
Today you sent me mail regarding [mrtg] Re: RunAsDaemon -- is this a good idea?:
*> Drew Sanford wrote:
*> > > Rationale:
*> > >
*> > > I want to write a wrapper around MRTG that restarts MRTG after it
*> > > exits or whenever the config files changes. I can't see no way to
*> > > do this without modifing MRTG.
*> > >
*> > What you're describing sounds like it can be done without needing to
*> > change MRTG's capability to RunAsDaemon. If you don't want it to run in
*> > daemon mode, don't enable it, and whatever wrapper you like, can simply
*> > restart MRTG every time it sees fit.
*> That would work, but it would require MRTG to reparse its configuration
*> file for every loop. However, after some profiling I have found that this
*> is no big gain as the config reading/parsing/validation code is blazingly
only since pre23
*> Ok, then this matter is void.
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