Re: further claims

From: Guillermo <>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 20:09:58 -0300

El mar., 30 abr. 2019 a las 5:55, Laurent Bercot escribió:
> >haven't you claimed process #1 should supervise long running
> >child processes ? runit fulfils exactly this requirement by
> >supervising the supervisor.
> Not exactly, no.
> If something kills runsvdir, then runit immediately enters
> stage 3, and reboots the system. This is an acceptable response
> to the scanner dying, but is not the same thing as supervising
> it. If runsvdir's death is accidental, the system goes through
> an unnecessary reboot.

If the /etc/runit/2 process exits with code 111 or gets killed by a
signal, the runit program is actually supposed to respawn it,
according to its man page. I believe this counts as supervising at
least one process, so it would put runit in the "correct init" camp :)

There is code that checks the 'wstat' value returned by a
wait_nohang(&wstat) call that reaps the /etc/runit/2 process, however,
it is executed only if wait_exitcode(wstat) != 0. On my computer,
wait_exitcode() returns 0 if its argument is the wstat of a process
killed by a signal, so runit indeed spawns /etc/runit/3 instead of
respawning /etc/runit/2 when, for example, I point a gun at runsvdir
on purpose and use a kill -int command specifying its PID. Changing
the condition to wait_crashed(wstat) || (wait_exitcode(wstat) != 0)
makes things work as intended.

Received on Wed May 01 2019 - 23:09:58 UTC

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