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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:36:44 -0500
From: Brent Cook <>
Subject: Re: static build and dlopen

On Aug 27, 2014, at 6:24 PM, Laurent Bercot <> wrote:

>> Node.js spends a lot of time throwing uncaught exceptions; I suspect
>> transitioning to S5 will be less common than node just dying.
> Then it's all the more reason to *not* run it as process 1.
> If Node.js dies unexpectedly, you want to restart it automatically,
> or at least to reboot; you do not want a kernel panic and a
> maintenance call.
>> Perhaps this would be ok with a stateless netbooted ramdisk as a
>> root fs.
> Kernel + libc + Node + all the needed node modules, netbooted ?
> Now I know why the terminals at my train station are so slow. :P
> -- 
> Laurent

IIRC the pfsense ands m0n0wall firewalls run PHP as process 1, so I
guess something like this is not unheard of. But, they do run from a
ramdisk as well.

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