Re: Squid running check

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 00:21:44 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> What Samba does on it's pid file is to check there is a fcntl() lock on
> the file. That way, we know that the process with that PID is also
> Samba, not a re-used PID.

Good idea. Except for the minor detail that it wastes one filedescriptor
to keep the lock file open.. Proposed patch attached implementing a fcntl
lock guarantee, but I am not entirely convinced this is worth wasting the
filedescriptor on.

Note: Squid does already verify that the pid really exists like Nickolay
proposed, not only that the pid file exists. See checkRunningPid(). The
attached patch is only to extend this with a guarnatee like described
above. There is however some broken third-party init scripts floating
around mismanaging both the pid files and their own service lock files.
The major Linux vendor is quite notable in shipping such broken init


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