server vs not server

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Jan 20 15:36:39 CET 2016


Hey Mike,

Most daemons I have built with LC will poll a folder at a set time
interval, and act accordingly dependent upon what it finds in the folder.
A polling interval set too short can make the server slower.  Setting it
too long makes the users complain about waiting 30 seconds or a minute.
Using LC Server for the same tasks makes it on-demand, and much more
efficient.  The only con is that some tasks may require elevated
privileges, and since it isn't being run by a normal user, this can be
tricky.  I have some of both, but my goal is to port all my daemons to LC
server scripts.

~Roger

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> I have a bunch of stacks that run, constantly, doing a variety of things.
> Some are even run as daemons by other processes.  So, I suppose they could
> run in server, but I'm still unclear as to why I would choose to do that.
>
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