Re: daemon(8) exit behavior

From: Nathan Huff <>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2022 22:20:56 UTC
Souji Thenria <> writes:

> On 12/26/22 18:18, Nathan Huff wrote:
>> 1. Is there any interest in upstreaming this?
> Because I run in to this problem as well in the past, I would be most 
> interested in this.

I have submitted
with the patch.

> I think using the timeout limit which is used by FreeBSD when shutting 
> down the system, makes the most sens and would have some consistency 
> throughout the system, at leas in my opinion.

I don't want to tie daemon too closely to the init system since I use it
in other contexts at times so that is why I have the delay

> Moreover, I think you should clean up the pidfile, if the daemon process 
> created it. IIRC that's also the current behavior.

The pidfiles do get cleaned up in my version. They just don't get
cleaned up until the supervised process actually exits. With the current
behavior the pidfiles can get removed even if the supervised process has
not exited.

Nathan Huff