OT: Switch it off and back on ...
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Aug 9 08:27:51 EDT 2016
Matt Maier wrote:
> I was reading about "crash only" programming a while ago. It like
> using the "turn it off and back on again"approach as a part of normal
> business. Since all of your systems need to be able to recover from a
> crash anyway, why bother programming a graceful shutdown? Just set
> them up so that they can pick up where they left off and crash them
> if anything isn't running perfectly.
I like the simplicity of crash-only. But I currently enjoy a
below-industry-average support cost; I can't imagine how big of a
multiple of that average my support costs would be if I rebooted the
user's machine instead of providing a more graceful degradation.
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