Commit e0cf4b7d authored by Kyle Sunden's avatar Kyle Sunden
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Merge branch 'clarify-purpose-of-state' into 'master'

clarify the purpose of the state file

See merge request !57
parents ab712b38 9b41b703
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......@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ status: accepted
tags: standard
post-history: 2020-04-14
# Abstract
......@@ -35,6 +36,10 @@ Defaults are specified in the daemon's [protocol](../107).
When reasonable defaults are not possible, Daemons SHOULD return Error states over [RPC](../107) calls for calls which require state information.
A missing file MUST NOT cause the daemon to fail to start up and accept client connections.
Becuase yaq uses a simple text file to store state, it's not reccomended to treat the state file as an active datastore.
Daemons SHOULD use the state file as a periodically-written backup.
Active state information will typically be kept in-memory.
In most cases, the content of a state file will only be read by the daemon at startup.
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