Bug#926896: sysvinit-utils: pidof is unreliable

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Sat Oct 23 15:39:16 BST 2021


Thanks for this.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 02:51:36PM -0300, Jesse Smith wrote:
> Please give the attached patch a try and confirm it's working.  It's
> working here for normal and zombie processes and it seems to be okay for
> uninterruptable sleep processes too, but I'd like to have someone else
> confirm everything looks right before I push this upstream.

Functionally it works well for me.

Whilst running

 find / -nowarn  >/dev/null

the new pidof consistently returns the pid, whereas the old pidof intermittently
fails to do so.

I can build a new version of sysvinit-utils for experimental with the patch to
facilitate further wider testing.



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