Re: runit kill runsv

From: Colin Booth <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:29:30 -0700

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 6:51 PM, Thomas Lau <> wrote:
> I am try to reproduce situation when runsv under some catastrophic failure,
> when runsv got killed, it will restart, but my test daemon "memcached"
> still running on background, eventually it will start memcached twice. How
> could I avoid this from happening? Seems fault handling isn't that great on
> this matter.
If runsv catches a term-inducing signal that it doesn't catch (from a
brief look at the code that appears to be every Term-action signal
except SIGTERM) it will exit without signalling the child. The easiest
way to not have an issue here is to write some special routine into
your ./run script to check for a running memcache and if it finds one
to tell it to exit. Sadly, it looks like you have to scrape the
process table since I can't seem to find a way to shutdown memcache
from the control interface. If it worked, you could check if the port
was open and then netcat a shutdown command if it was listening.


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