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On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 04:32:51PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le primidi 21 germinal, an CCXXV, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx a écrit :
> > > Your other arguments make sense, but sorry, this one does not. The
> > > process with PID one is the only immortal process on the system, and
> > > adopts all orphan processes. For that reason, any kind of process
> > > monitoring, if it needs reliability, must be rooted in PID 1. And in
> > > turn, that makes process monitoring in scope for any project that aims
> > > to implement a program for PID 1.
> > 
> > Runit works. Think about how :-)
> 
> No need to think how: runit takes PID 1. You prove my point.

Just one of the possible usage patterns.

> (runit can also be integrated with the rudimentary monitoring of SysV
> init: hacks upon hacks)

As do PostgreSQL, where the postmaster manages all its children, or
Apache, or sshd. All hacks upon hacks. C'm on.

regards
- -- tomás
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