purge /var/run/*pid ?
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Tue Jun 21 11:08:42 PDT 2005
At 1:58 AM -0700 6/21/05, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Humm, it looks like the rc process doesn't invoke "stop"s on shutdown.
:in that case maybe /var/run/*.pid files should be purged at end of
:shutdown or start of boot? or maybe all rc scripts should trap SIGTERM
:(and other "terminate process" signals?) to remove their own pid file
:on exit? Thoughts?
:does it matter really if rc scripts fork and call another executable,
:or become the daemon themselves?
I would say that we should probably remove (or try to remove)
/var/run/*.pid files on boot, if you would like to have a go
at modifying the scripts. It could be a little tricky since
some demons might be started before /var is mounted, and there's
no point removing the pid files until /var is mounted (and
Suggest: touch /var/run/somefile
immediately after /var is mounted read-write.
Later, you can run a 'find' command to remove all /var/run/*.pid
files which are older than /var/run/somefile.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at xxxxxxxxxxx
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at xxxxxxx
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