[BusyBox] writing pidfiles

Jason Schoon floydpink at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 15:58:58 UTC 2005

Sounds like a useful patch to me.  My one thought would be that it may
need to be configurable.  It is really small, so I don't like the
thought of adding config, especially to multiple applets, but there
might be some systems that really don't want something writing to
disk.  In my flash-based system I try greatly to reduce the amount of
things writing to flash and/or have them write to tmpfs instead.

The consolidated pidfile code for libbb sounds like a great idea.

On 8/23/05, Stephane Billiart <stephane.billiart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Attached is a patch I use on my installation to have crond and syslogd
> write out a pidfile like their GNU counterparts (it makes monitoring
> easier).
> Looking through the sources, I also noticed that other applets write
> pidfiles (fakeidentd, inetd, udhcpd) so it might save a few bytes to
> make a libbb function for this but I did not go that far yet.
> Any interest in making this part of the official version or is this
> useless bloat?
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