Re: sv check exit code not always helpful

From: James Byrne <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:17:54 +0000

On 09/02/15 01:49, Buck Evan wrote:
> My most immediate problem is that my client process is running sv check
> before runit is even properly started.
> My current solution is to wrap sv check and catch both the
> cant-contact-supervisor, and ok:down-want:up conditions and count them as
> down, and continue polling up to $SVWAIT seconds.
> I believe this should properly be the behavior of sv check though.

I had the same problem, and posted a possible solution, and some
questions about it, to this list a few weeks ago (Jan 14), but I didn't
really get a lot of feedback on whether or not this was the right
change. Please feel free to try it though, as it seems to work for me.

My solution is to make the following change to sv.c:

--- old/sv.c 2014-08-10 19:22:34.000000000 +0100
+++ new/sv.c 2015-01-14 14:29:31.384556297 +0000
_at_@ -227,7 +227,7 @@
         if (!checkscript()) return(0);
       case 'd': if (pid || svstatus[19] != 0) return(0); break;
- case 'C': if (pid) if (!checkscript()) return(0); break;
+ case 'C': if (!pid || !checkscript()) return(0); break;
       case 't':
       case 'k':
         if (!pid && svstatus[17] == 'd') break;

With this change, "sv check" works in a much more useful way. If all the
services specified are up it will exit with exit code 0, and if not it
will wait until the timeout for them to come up, and return a non-zero
exit code if any are still down.

I would still appreciate any feedback on this, and especially on whether
there is any reason for the existing behaviour of 'sv check'.

Received on Mon Feb 09 2015 - 10:17:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Sun May 09 2021 - 19:44:19 UTC