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Re: musings on session service mgmt


On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 20:10 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> Notably, 00-ck-xinit-session.sh will take care of problem 2. The way it
> does this is because of the way that ConsoleKit works. It basically will
> just kill all the processes where the uid and the environment variable
> XDG_SESSION_COOKIE matches. First it tries SIGTERM. Then after a few
> seconds, it moves on to SIGKILL (e.g. -9).
> (of course, any process can unset XDG_SESSION_COOKIE and then fork and
> that way linger on. But no sane process would do that unless it's
> hostile.)

Not in the least, there are programs which are supposed to stay running
even when you log out -- screen, vncserver, nohup'ed processes etc. Mind
that non-desktop oriented projects might not be that inclined to work
around the "desktop strangeness du jour" (background processes being
killed when logging out would count as such).

On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 20:39 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> This may be obvious, but the "correct" solution is supposed to be that 
> apps should connect to either the X server or the session message bus 
> and they should exit when the X server or message bus does. (Both Xlib 
> and libdbus exit on disconnect by default for this reason.)

This would solve the problem above more cleanly.

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