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Does MediaServer process every reboot volntarily on Android

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What if MediaServer's main thread is kept busy during MediaPlayerService::instantiate.I Mean what if there was a while loop in one of them.Will android be able to trigger a watchdog or reboot only that process ?

posted Jun 6, 2013 by anonymous

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mediaserver process, which contains media player service and other media-related services,is forked by init. If init notices that mediaserver process has exited, then it re-forks it.
As far as I know, init does not do anything if mediaserver process is still running, but is not behaving properly(for example, one of it's threads is in a CPU-bound infinite loop). In other words, there is no watchdog on mediaserver process.

answer Jun 6, 2013 by anonymous
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