Bug#926896: sysvinit-utils: pidof is unreliable

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Thu Apr 11 22:13:31 BST 2019

> For some reason pidof can't find 'dd'. pidof dd prints nothing and
> returns false (exit code 1).
> Both dd and pidof are running as root.
> killall -USR1 dd , delivers a signal to correct process, so killall
> (from psmisc package) does find it.

I tried the provided example and it works as expected for me, with pidof
printing out the PID of the dd command.

Anyone else able to confirm whether they can reproduce the bug or not?

- Jesse

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