Bug#926896: sysvinit-utils: pidof is unreliable

Jesse Smith jsmith at resonatingmedia.com
Wed Oct 20 15:29:23 BST 2021

Is there a reason for wanting to revert this behaviour instead of using
the "-z" flag on the command line? If you use pidof a lot and expect to
see processes that are in the uninterruptable sleep state then making an
alias of pidof='pidof -z' seems like a straight forward approach.

Reverting the change entirely means the default behaviour could hang in
NFS environments and I'm not sure non-functioning is a better situation
than skipping sleeping processes.


On 2021-10-20 6:32 a.m., Mark Hindley wrote:
> Tim,
> Thanks
> To me this seems a coherent argument for reverting this change.
> What do other people think?
> Mark

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