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Re: Origin of /var/run contents




Dave Sherohman:

Or should I be going about this in a completely different manner?


Yes.

[Service]
Type=simple
User=starman
RuntimeDirectory=starman

And simply do not use the --pid and --daemonize options in the first place. You are using a service manager that tracks child processes and that runs things in dæmon context to begin with. Employing the rickety and dangerous PID file mechanism and vain attempts at self-dæmonization is quite wrong.

* http://jdebp.eu./FGA/unix-daemon-design-mistakes-to-avoid.html#DoNotCreatePIDFiles

* http://jdebp.eu./FGA/unix-daemon-design-mistakes-to-avoid.html#DoNotBackgroundise