offlineimap daemon (auto-kill and restart)

Christoph Höger choeger at
Tue Feb 15 11:16:12 GMT 2011

Am Montag, den 14.02.2011, 15:17 +0100 schrieb Sebastian Spaeth:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:23:32 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at> wrote:
> > I've been thinking about an idea for 'offlineimapd' or something
> > similar, but am not sure if the functionality is planned for offlineimap
> > itself.
> I have the feeling that people preferr to have that functionality
> within offlineimap, ie retrying in case of failure.
> Of course that won't help if offlineimap freezes indefinitely, and I am
> not sure how to detect that from within offlineimap.

A watchdog might be useful for that purpose. It should be simple to add
a signal based reaction into offlineimap. If that reaction does not
occur anymore, it is propably dead.

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