cvs commit: src/lib/libutil Makefile libutil.h pidfile.3 pidfile.c

Robert Watson rwatson at
Thu Aug 25 05:05:49 GMT 2005

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:

> pjd         2005-08-24 17:21:38 UTC
>  FreeBSD src repository
>  Modified files:
>    lib/libutil          Makefile libutil.h
>  Added files:
>    lib/libutil          pidfile.3 pidfile.c
>  Log:
>  Add a family of functions for reliable pidfiles handling.
>  Idea from:      jmg
>  Discussed on:   arch@

Something I'd very much like to see is for daemon pid files to start being 
placed in /var/run/<daemon>/<daemon>.pid, as opposed to directly in 
/var/run.  This will allow us to set specific ownership on the parent 
directory for a pid file, so that privilege is not required to write out a 
pid file in a safe place.

Robert N M Watson

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