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Re: /var/run/directory/



Russell Coker (russell coker com au) said: 
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 23:45, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:
> > Russell Coker (russell coker com au) said:
> > > > While creating a new problem for finding pid files... do you go
> > > > by the service name? The server name? Something else?
> > >
> > > How would the problem be any greater than it is right now?
> >
> > Right now it's basename of the process.
> 
> Except in the case of /var/run/sm-client.pid which has a process base-name of 
> "sendmail".  I'm sure that there are other similar exceptions too.

There are overrides to the daemon function that makes some of this
work, but it doesn't work *well*.

> > If you move to this new thing, do you do one dir per daemon? One
> > per process? Something else?
> 
> One per security context.  So have /var/run/sendmail for sendmail.pid and 
> sm-client.pid as they are both part of the sendmail service.

Then there's really no good way for Joe Random Process to know
that the pid for sm-client is in the sendmail dir.

Bill


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