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Author: Antoine
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Reaping orphan processes.
On Monday, 6 March at 16:58, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 06, 2023 at 07:15:23PM +0100, aitor wrote:
>> One of the drawbacks of sysvinit is that it cannot run daemons in the foreground.
>> As opposed to it, daemons supervised by runit must necessarily run in the foreground,
>> but often they have been designed to run in the background with sysvinit in mind.
>What is the difference between 'foreground' and 'background' in this context?

Simple version: background would be when the parent process can run in
parallel with the child process. Foreground means the parent process is
paused while the child is running.

- Antoine
>-- hendrik

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