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Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Posted Feb 5, 2013 18:58 UTC (Tue) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Poettering: The Biggest Myths by smurf
Parent article: Poettering: The Biggest Myths

True. On a server, you probably don't want to use socket activation.

Yes, you absolutely do want to use socket activation on server. It guarantees that service will be brought up if needed. You may want to use other forms of activation, too - but these are optional, if your forgot to explicitly start some service which is needed by other service - socket activation is there to bail you out.

Even if you bring up all the services on server startup you still want socket activation. Without socket activation you need to order them somehow and need to think about dependencies between them, etc but with socket activation you just start them all - and that's it: socket activation will guarantee that nothing will be lost.

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