Re: [patch] make NM survive D-BUS system bus restarts

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 12:16 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:

> There have been quite a few discussions about this sort of thing, and
> the general conclusion has been "don't do that"...

That was the consensus of some, awhile back, but I do not think anyone
is singing that song anymore.  Many DBUS-using apps are able to survive
a system bus restart.  Certainly, at a minimum, applications should be
reworked to not crash.

HAL has a very similar approach to Timo's patch, which makes good

> PS - I'm not 100% against it, but wanted to figure this out in the
> context of previous DBUS restart discussions on other lists, like HAL
> for example.

I think we can separate "should never restart the system bus" from "foo
should be able to survive a system bus restart."

The former is good policy, the latter is good programming.  We can have

	Robert Love

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