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

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Fri Aug 26 10:28:23 GMT 2005

On 2005.08.26 02:57:30 -0700, Doug Barton wrote:

> All that said, and not to throw cold water on Pawel's work here, but I 
> really am not sure that encouraging the use of pid files in this day and 
> age is a good idea. IMO it's a bit of an artifact from a different era, and 
> I would love to see us eliminate the use of pid files altogether. But 
> that's just me.

What would use use instead of pid files to determine which program to
stop and to prevent a deamon from starting up multiple times?

Simon L. Nielsen
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