On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 10:55:47AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> #2: That variable can *not* be changed by a reload.
>     Notice-level message is sent to the log notifying the admin that the
>       change requested could not be performed.  This change could be
>       either a revert to reset-value if it was removed/commented-out or an
>       explicit change request to a different value.

Right. And what I am voting for is to not only issue such a message once but
every time a SIGHUP is received as long as the actively-used value differs
from the value in the configuration file. One of the reasons for having this
fall-back-to-default-value stuff is to make sure that an admin can restart a
server and be sure that it will behave in the same way as when it was
shut down.

Moreover it's just clearer to send the notice message every time a SIGHUP is
received since every reload is the admin's request to apply all of the
values in the configuration file independently of what has happened in the
past.


Joachim


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