[lsb-discuss] gLSB: sysinit: clearify algorithm for determining status of programs

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Wed Sep 3 13:46:52 PDT 2003

Tobias Burnus (tobias.burnus at physik.fu-berlin.de) said: 
> I therefore would like to prohibit the checking of other pids but those
> given in the pidfile. My main problem is that at least three distributions
> use the pidof fallback: RedHat, SuSE and Debian. Thus I'm a bit reluctant to
> simply disallow this.
> Therefore I would really appreciate to get some feedback from the
> distributions.

Do you mean to disallow any checking *other* than pidfiles, or
to disallow falling back to other means if the pidfile isn't


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