In the end of the day, Windows under no condition reboot without user demand because of user-mode code.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:13 PM Subject: Re: [twsocket] Need help with TServiceApplication :> So perhaps we should assume Services are more kernel-level than : > user-level in terms of being able to crash Windows?! : : There are service applications and service drivers, the latter are : obviously running at a lower level but can not be created using Delphi. : : Service applications are no different to interactive applications, : except for recognising extra control messages. But if they misbehave on : start-up, Windows will wait 30 seconds or more for a response delaying : the boot process. If other services are dependent on ones that won't : start, they won't run either. : : The worst case I've seen was two years ago when a Sun Java runtime : timebomb (an expired certificate) caused any programs needed the runtime : to hang, including the APC power management drivers used to power down : PCs when batteries are failing, which somehow caused several other : services to die, in thousands of servers around the world, on the same : day. Moral is never trust any program dependencies, runtimes in : particular, like Java, Perl or .net. : : Angus : -- : To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list : please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket : Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be