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Kleopatra: Add action to restart background processes
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In Kleopatra we would like to have "gpgconf --kill all" acessible from the GUI. This is helpful for support.

I think it should be placed under "Extras -> Restart background processes"

Even though it would be just a kill all it should be called restart because kleopatra would immediately run a new keylisting starting the processes again.

We thought about doing this also when Kleopatra shuts down on Windows but for now an action item is the least we should do.

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aheinecke triaged this task as Normal priority.Thu, Jan 13, 11:45 AM
aheinecke created this task.

Note: Currently, killing the background processes causes a SIGPIPE (broken pipe) in the worker thread of the DeviceInfoWatcher. Kleopatra seems to survive this, but I'm not sure the thread survives. Starting a new SCD DEVINFO --watch fails with General error. On exit, the thread then receives a SIGABRT which crashes Kleopatra.

Oh, this is something we should fix anyway because users when evaluating Kleopatra and making configuration changes regularly run "gpgconf --kill all" anyway. Could it be that the SCD DEVINFO --watch fails because the gpg-agent is not yet started again?