[stunnel-users] Problem with pidfile

Brian Wilkins bwilkins at gmail.com
Thu May 29 12:03:38 CEST 2014

If we are to follow Apache httpd, it will warn you that a PID file
exists. I have also seen Tomcat fail to start because of a stale PID.

so take your pick

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:07 AM,  <reg14 at rambler.ru> wrote:
> On 28/May/2014 at 19:18:41 -0400, Brian Wilkins wrote:
>> Stunnel should remove it on abnormal exit. It's customary. See here
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/688343/reference-for-proper-handling-of-pid-file-on-unix
> As I described in my previous message, the problem is that stunnel
> does not remove pidfile on *normal* exit if it received HUP signal.
> Thanks for the link. You are probably right, removing pidfile on exit
> (if daemon has write access for /var/run) is a good convention.
> But ignoring the existing pidfile on statup is rather unusual.
> Discussion on the link tends to the point that there is no canonical
> way for handling pidfiles. So on the daemon level it would be
> desirable if this were as simple as possible.

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