Re: [announce] s6-, s6-linux-init-

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:26:11 +0200

  OK, I'm an idiot.

  That fix is not the correct fix at all - I mean, the functionality
doesn't hurt, but killing the catch-all logger is never the right thing,
because you never know what might still be writing to it.

  The catch-all logger should be allowed to exit on its own, always.
And the problem is that it just won't do that, because it has a
supervisor (which won't die until the logger dies) that has a fd
open to the fifo, so s6-log never gets EOF.
  ... even when there's no more work to do, those two morons keep each
other alive.

  The correct fix is to add a "close your descriptors as soon as you're
told to exit" switch to s6-supervise.

  Sigh. If something so simple is so hard to get right, I don't want to
touch anything complicated, *ever*.

Received on Thu Jun 25 2015 - 14:26:11 UTC

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