syslogd & return code

Rob Landley rob at
Fri Dec 30 23:39:15 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 27 December 2005 09:40, Vladimir N. Oleynik wrote:
> Its not problem. Syslogd is a background daemon, his result code
> is not acceptable.
> But, for right paranoya, require change exit() to _exit().

No, _exit() still supplies a return code so that's orthogonal to this issue.  
Making that change just means that if we ever did try to make 
FEATURE_CLEAN_UP mean anything (and introduced runlevels to init so that 
switching the running set of daemons could be done without rebooting), you 
would have just introduced a bug we'd have to fix.  We really don't want to 
use _exit() for anything, that I'm aware of.

> --w
> vodz

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