Marko Mäkelä wrote:
On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 10:19:57PM +0100, Udo Richter wrote:
Since the shutdown script runs in the background, the stdin could probably be closed. After all, VDR should continue to 'own' stdin, and running in the background would probably cause a conflict. However, running the script with a closed file handle may cause other side effects.

I can't think of any side effect.  The shutdown script is not supposed
to be interactive, and system tools generally do not read stdin.

Well, strange things happen. I've had such a side effect on my runvdr extreme with a closed stdout, see here: (German)

In this case, printf on kanotix complained heavily on a closed stdout, and the only workaround was to replace >&- with the traditional >/dev/null.

Are you planning to maintain the 1.4 branch of the patch?  If yes
(and I hope so), can plugins use some #ifdef to see if
Shutdown.IsUserInactive() is available?

For now I'll maintain it, currently the differences are only minor. Adding some #ifdef detection is a good idea, I'll add that for the next 1.4 patch.



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