On Saturday, December 03, 2011 08:17:28 PM Duncan did opine: > gene heskett posted on Sat, 03 Dec 2011 14:20:38 -0500 as excerpted: > >> So either that root claws-mail instance was still running, or it had > >> crashed without getting a chance to clean up the socket-file it left > >> behind. > > > > That may be a possibility, its a month old now and short term memory > > is one of the casualties at my age. > > FWIW, that doesn't happen here, at least not in $TMPDIR on my > workstation. I have $TMPDIR set to a tmpfs, so it's all clean at every > boot. And I like testing git kernels and the like, so a 10-day uptime > tends to be about the limit. Thus, NOTHING in $TMPDIR is ever a month > old. > I always keep a root shell going for various nefarious purposes, so I just rm'd that socket, then reran claws from the kde menu and got one claws.mail-500, which went away when I quit claws again. > My netbook is a bit of a different beast. I still have a tmpfs mounted > $TMPDIR, but I don't update it as regularly and it spends most of the > time suspended to disk, so it may get six months or more in "uptime", > while only /actually/ being "up" a few dozen hours. > > And the router, running OpenWRT... I pretty much treat as the embedded > system it is. It's on the UPS for the VoIP phone system, and basically > none of it goes down unless the ISP does maintenance on the cable link > or something and I get a new IP. Then, because the ATA's behind the > router (behind the cable modem, also running Linux BTW, with a Motorola > site link to sources to comply with the GPL, tho as all DOCSIS modems > it's entirely cableco-side managed) and the NAPT keeps trying to route > the VoIP using the old connections, I have to reboot at least the ATA > and sometimes both the router and the ATA, to get a new, active VoIP > registration. I ran dd-wrt on a stripped x86 box for years, booting from a cf, but something got munged in the cf & even though it was a registered version, BrainSlayer didn't reply to my request for help, so a netgear is doing that position in the cabling now. But it took 4 trips for different models before I got one that worked. > I've thought that when I upgrade routers again, I'll try using an old > computer with a few Ethernet cards stuck in it, booting from either USB > thumbdrive or from a CD, no hard drive at all, unless I decide to run a > server or something, which I might decide to do, as the ISP's killing > its user webspace in a few days. But even then I could run it off a > DVD and reburn for updates. (IIRC we had a thread with a bit of > discussion on that a few months ago.) Yes, I recall that but not the final result. Thanks Duncan. Cheers, Gene -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) My web page: <http://coyoteden.dyndns-free.com:85/gene> There's no saint like a reformed sinner. ___________________________________________________ This message is from the kde mailing list. Account management: https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde. Archives: http://lists.kde.org/. More info: http://www.kde.org/faq.html.