[Mono-list] Long-running services

Todd Berman tberman at off.net
Sun Jan 22 03:35:07 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 21:50 -0500, Chad Robinson wrote:
> I've read some tidbits, news articles, and blog posts about various 
> service-level options in Mono, but I'd like some feedback from some 
> users/developers - has anybody developed any services with long run times? I 
> have an application I'm rewriting that typically needs to run for 10-15 hours 
> at a time. I can shut it down once a day, so memory leaks and similar issues 
> arne't a problem, but WHILE it's running, it needs to be stable, and can't be 
> interrupted.
> I know that there are a number of popular programs that are being developed in 
> Mono, but I can't seem to find much precedent at the service/daemon/server 
> level. Can anybody confirm that Mono is up to this challenge, or should I wait 
> a bit? If so, what milestone would I be looking for?

We (http://www.imeem.com) run our server side daemon totally on mono, it
is more or less rock solid with absolutely no stability issues related
to mono at this point. It easily handles thousands of persistent
connections at a time, all of this while doing heavy database reads and

So yes. I'd say Mono is up to this challenge.


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