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Re: musings on session service mgmt

On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 10:21 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2008 9:50 AM, Nils Philippsen <nphilipp redhat com> wrote:
> > If I'm not off track, at least screen predates X session management by a
> > few years. So if anything, X session management was (for want of a
> > better word) designed to not make established ways how to make a process
> > a daemon (and screen, nohup etc. do nothing else) break.
> I personally don't know what I would do if screen was forcibly exited
> when I left the desktop environment.  I've been relying on screen to
> run data analysis processes which take a long time due primarily to
> file i/o and not memory or cpu.  What would be the quickest and least
> annoying workaround for that behavior. I guess it would be to open a
> gnome-terminal, then ssh into localhost and then start screen from
> inside the ssh session.  Then when the desktop session ended and all
> related processes were killed, gnome-terminal and the ssh connection
> would die, but the screen session would live because it was started
> from inside the ssh session and thus outside the scope of desktop
> session itself.

I can't *wait* to explain that in the release notes.

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