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Mark Settings Which Require a Restart

Posted: Sat 09 Jan 2021 12:08 am
by radilly
I've been trying to accomplish a particular behavior which involves fiddling with a number of settings. There seems to be a lot of trial and error for this task. It would convenient not to have to restart between each trial. I have seen some discussion of settings that require a restart and some that shouldn't somewhere, but I don't recall a comprehensive treatment in one place (but please share a URL if it's already out there).

It occurred to me rather than separate doc, suppose an icon, different font or color was used to indicate settings that require a restart would document this at the place where one adjusts a setting.

I get that this isn't hard - assuming the requirement for each setting is already known - but there are a lot of settings so it might have to be spread out over time as a practical matter.

Thanks-

Re: Mark Settings Which Require a Restart

Posted: Mon 11 Jan 2021 10:06 am
by mcrossley
It's a good idea, some are straight forward needs a restart or doesn't. Some may have dependencies on other settings which could start to get messy, though if the "parent" setting always requires a restart, then not so much.

The first task would be identifying which camp each setting falls into, this would be quite a job in itself.

Re: Mark Settings Which Require a Restart

Posted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 8:22 pm
by radilly
mcrossley wrote:
Mon 11 Jan 2021 10:06 am
The first task would be identifying which camp each setting falls into, this would be quite a job in itself.
I hear that. In messing around with FTP recently I removed the hostname, username and password and found that although the regular upload stopped, it seemed realtime was still upload via FTP. Restart cured it. Then I tried to recreate it ... unsuccessfully. Either I was interpreting what I thought I was seeing incorrectly, or as a class of nasty problems I've worked on over the years, it could be that the sequence of setting changes, which get's a whole lot more complicated.

My thought Mark, was this is one of those things one addresses a little at a time, even as new info is discovered. It's be an awful thing to try to do as a standalone project!! :shock: