cvs commit: src/lib/libutil Makefile libutil.h pidfile.3
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 25 16:12:06 GMT 2005
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
>> 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.
> why not add an rc.subr option to precreate the file with the correct
> user? I was running up conserver, and I decided to run it as a seperate
> user, and since I created it as owned by the conserver user, conserver
> just opened and wrote to the file..
We already actually run bind with a pid file in /var/run/named. I'm not
sure we need a whole lot of magic, other than having mtree create the
directories for base system components, and packages/ports create them for
third party components.
Robert N M Watson
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