[ports/net/isc-dhcp*] Don't stop DHCP related daemons

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 15 18:31:53 UTC 2010

On 9/15/2010 1:18 AM, Greg Byshenk wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 06:22:24PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> [...]
>> I can think of at least one more scenario off the top of my head. You
>> want to run the new version of the service the next time the box is
>> restarted for whatever reason, but the update is not so critical that it
>> justifies restarting the system immediately.
> Do 'you' (generic) -really- want to do this?

Once again, it's an area where the intelligence of the admin is expected 
to be applied. :)  If you're thinking in terms of one machine, you're 
right, this probably isn't a good idea. However if you're thinking of a 
server farm with 1,000's of identical systems, a good QA process (so 
it's a known-good change), and monitoring in place to detect a failed 
reboot and take that box out of the pool; not only is what I described 
reasonable, it's commonplace.




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