cvs commit: src/lib/libutil Makefile libutil.h pidfile.3
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 26 18:18:17 GMT 2005
On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 08:43:54AM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> Robert Watson wrote this message on Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 06:05 +0100:
> > 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.
Yuck! Directory hell to find information.
> 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..
> just a thought...
I like this thought better and feel its more along traditional ways.
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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