On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:31:18AM -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
> If a process starts up and does a setuid, should it be writing the
> PID file before or after the setuid?
> Two methods exists AFAIK:
> 1 - write your PID immediately, and the file is chown root:wheel
> 2 - write your PID to /var/run/myapp/myapp.pid where /var/run/myapp/
> is chown myapp:myapp
> Of the two, I think #1 is cleaner as it does not require another
> directory with special permissions.
> Any suggestions?
Why use pid files at all if you could be using a process supervisor instead?
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