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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Reaping orphan processes.
aitor said on Mon, 6 Mar 2023 19:15:23 +0100

>On 6/3/23 18:47, Rainer Weikusat via Dng wrote:
>> The Linux sysvinit is a seriously old and crufty codebase with a lot
>> of abandoned mess in it
>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.

This is only partially true. Runit and s6 have a hack program that can
sometimes supervise a program that insists on backgrounding itself,
which in this day and age is really stupid, but some daemons still
provide no way of continuing in foreground (making troubleshooting a
holy hell).


Steve Litt
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