Very strange

Paul Tomblin ptomblin at
Mon Nov 1 14:42:02 UTC 1999

Quoting brister at (brister at
> The pid of the old innfeed before the crash was 326 and when the system came
> up controlchan got that pid. Innfeed stores its pid into a file so later
> instances can check that it's still running before they do anything. innfeed
> saw the pid in the file was being used, but just assumed it was another copy
> of itself. The locking innfeed uses is a very portable, but no very
> robust. Something a little more modern (and now more portable) should be done.

Wouldn't it make sense then that the startup script in /etc/rc.d or whereever
should clean out the lock files?  Because if the server is usually started on
system startup, it's very likely to get similary low PIDs each time.

Paul Tomblin, not speaking for anybody.
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