Bug#926896: sysvinit-utils: pidof is unreliable

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Wed Oct 23 00:25:42 BST 2019

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019, Jesse Smith wrote:

> >    any ideas how it could be possible for process to be discovered by
> >    ps(1), but not pidof(1)?

> I can think of a few possibilities, though they seem unlikely. One is
> that the process could be crashing and restarting, making it a zombie

or in D state, doing disc I/O… more likely even.

> for brief periods of time. Testing pidof with the "-z" flag would fill
> in the "holes" in the test output if that theory is correct.

Also: start-stop-daemon --status should probably be used ipv pidof.

(Even its manpage says so.)

tarent solutions GmbH
Rochusstraße 2-4, D-53123 Bonn • http://www.tarent.de/
Tel: +49 228 54881-393 • Fax: +49 228 54881-235
HRB 5168 (AG Bonn) • USt-ID (VAT): DE122264941
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Stefan Barth, Kai Ebenrett, Boris Esser, Alexander Steeg

More information about the Debian-init-diversity mailing list