[Dnsmasq-discuss] Feature REQ: (yes, I know you've Just Said No)

gypsy gypsy@iswest.com
Sun, 05 Dec 2004 09:24:38 -0800

I come from djbdns / dnscache where there is a 3rd party patch for this,
so I know its value.

The biggest shortcoming I find in dnsmasq is that it will not dump and
reload its cache.  Please add that ability as an option.  Those who turn
off their computers (or whatever) may say No to a cache reload.  Those
who just want to boot a new kernel or change dnsmasq.conf may say Yes ;)

In my case, I have been tweaking dnsmasq.conf.  In order to reload it,
one must stop and restart dnsmasq.  But the terrible side effect of that
is that the cache is destroyed.  Having looked at cache.c, I conclude
that it is perfectly capable of fixing any issue I might encounter from
having reloaded a dirty cache.  No, please _don't_ implement a feature
that reloads dnsmasq.conf rather than do a cache dump and reload...

Since SIGHUP clears the cache, if there are problems with the reloaded
cache it would be simple to destroy it and start over.

So, One More Time from the peanut gallery:  PLEASE IMPLEMENT A CACHE