[maemo-users] [maemo-users] should I disable lifeguard-reset?

From: Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 23 13:03:35 EEST 2006

>On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 12:18 +0200, Armin M. Warda wrote:
>> Besides just being able to disable/enable the lifeguard, to me it 
>> would even make sense if the N770 would support another setting, in 
>> which it only would advice the user that an essential component just 
>> failed and a reboot would probably fix the problem.
>I just installed a bunch of applications and now the device is 
>in reboot cycle. The only desktop applet i installed was 
>gnomeweather, so i think it might be responsible for this. As 
>a new feature for Karoliina i'd suggest either:
>Dialog that tells user if a essential component has been 
>killed and restart it. Gnome panel is a good example - If it 
>crashes, it restarts itself. If a panel applet crashes, panel 
>prompts user if he/she wishes to restart the applet or remove 
>it from panel.

In Gnome panel applets are in separate processes.
In our case the applets run in the same process as the panel itself,
so if a crash occurs the whole Maemo Desktop crashes -> reboot.
They are together to save memory (RAM).

>"Safe mode". If the device reboots two times spontaniously it 
>could do some sanity checks and for example disable all extra 
>desktop applets. 

A bit like this kind of safety mechanism for applets will come to

Best Wishes

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