svn commit: r230869 - head/usr.sbin/daemon

Andrey Zonov andrey at
Sun Feb 12 20:49:46 UTC 2012

On 13.02.2012 0:02, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 09:06:55PM +0200, Mikolaj Golub wrote:
>>   AZ>  Check return code from pidfile_write() function.  I saw many times
>>   AZ>  when pid could not be written because of there is not enough free
>>   AZ>  space (but file was created).  Unfortunately, I have no suggestions
>>   AZ>  how to handle this properly.
>> We could return with error in this case (for me this almost the same as if we
>> don't create file at all). But if we check pidfile_write() status we should
>> resign the pidfile_write() feature that allows to pass NULL pidfh and check if
>> pidfile option is used. Something like in this patch:
>> Not sure I should commit this though.
> Please don't. Even if you can't write the pidfile, you should run the
> service. The same as for pidfile_open() failure as documented in
> example. Feel free to warn about problem with writing to pidfile, but
> don't treat it as critial error.

The problem is the following you cannot stop such a service with 
standard rc.d script and empty pidfile.

> We can also add such a warning to the example in the manual page.

Andrey Zonov

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