[rrd-developers] rrdcached shutdown

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Wed Sep 24 20:35:12 CEST 2008

Hi Kevin,

Today kevin brintnall wrote:

> Florian and Tobi,
> Currently the daemon can take a long time to shut down, because it flushes
> all updates out to RRDs...  If it's part of a system shutdown, then it
> will likely take too long and receive a SIGKILL.
> If we are journaling updates, it's not strictly necessary to flush all
> RRDs out to disk..  When the daemon starts back up it can re-create its
> memory state with the journal.
> What do you think about an expedited shutdown if we are journaling
> updates?  We could simply flush the journal and exit.

this would make sense to me ... maybe have different behaviour
depending on the signal it gets ?


Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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