> Just calling service_enter_dead() does not kill any processes.
 > As a result, the old process may still be running when the new one is 
started.

Thx for the fast response and alternative patch. I tested it in my 
environment as well and it works as expected killing the processes 
without executing the stop stuff.

 > After a watchdog failure the service is in an undefined state.
 > Using the normal shutdown mechanism makes no sense. Instead all 
processes are
 > just killed and the service can try to restart.

This might depend a bit on how one sees the intention of the stop stuff. 
You regard ExecStop and ExecStopPost as mechanism to support stopping a 
service using any thinkable way.

If you use ExecStopPost to do things (cleaning up or whatever) whenever 
the process has been stopped, this functionality might even make sense 
when the process is killed due to a missed watchdog notification.

Btw: ExecStopPost and ExecStop are called, when a process is killed by 
an external kill or even when it exits itsself properly. So this is 
somehow similar to the watchdog case, isn't it?

Best regards

Marko Hoyer

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