cvs commit: src/lib/libutil pidfile.3

Stefan Bethke stb at
Fri Sep 16 07:18:59 PDT 2005

Am 16.09.2005 um 13:19 schrieb Pawel Jakub Dawidek:
> pjd         2005-09-16 11:19:38 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     lib/libutil          pidfile.3
>   Log:
>   Pidfiles should be created with permission preventing users from  
> opening
>   them for reading. When user can open file for reading, he can also
>   flock(2) it, which can lead to confusions.

This means that a monitoring tool would need to run with elevated  
privileges to determine the PID of the process to monitor, correct?


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