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Re: Updated: cygrunsrv-0.92-2
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Updated: cygrunsrv-0.92-2
- From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 10:16:17 +0200
- References: <20010517161408.A60686@enteract.com>
On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 04:14:08PM -0500, Fred Yankowski wrote:
> I somehow overlooked Cygrunsrv until now. Although I've been working
> on adding functionality into the PostgreSQL program to run as an NT
> service -- much as is done in inetd and ipc-daemon -- I'm tempted to
> use Cygrunsrv instead as a wrapper. However, the PostgreSQL case has
> several needs that are not currently handled by Cygrunsrv, AFAICT:
As I already stated in the cygwin mailing list, cygrunsrv is work
in progress. I will gratefully accept patches which fix or extend
the behaviour of cygrunsrv besides what I do by myself.
> 1. Some way to send specific signals to the daemon process to stop it
> in both the stop and shutdown cases.
That's a real problem in Cygwin and NT. Sending signals to
a service is a Cygwin problem (yet) since the service is
running in another thread while signal handling in Cygwin only
works reliable for the main thread.
Even worse: NT Shutdown is somewhat touchy. We should check what
we can do here.
> 2. Ignore SIGHUP.
Cygrunsrv tries to install a signal handler for SIGHUP and others
which for the above reason results in ignoring them :-(
> 3. Direct stdout/stderr to a logfile.
Yup, that's on the TODO list since yesterday.
> 4. Specify dependency on other services.
Yup, that's a simple option for the command line.
> Do these seem like reasonable features to add to cygrunsrv?
Sure they do.
> I'm quite interested, because this could drastically change my
> approach to making postgres an NT service. I've actually got it
> working pretty well now -- thanks in good part to your recent work on
> cygwin_recv() -- but it seems a shame to have all that
> service-management code in the postgres program itself.
> I'm willing to help incorporate/patch such features into cygrunsrv, if
> that matters.
That would be really great :)
I think it's becoming more and more important to have a service
startup environment which cuddles Cygwin processes so that most
of the time nobody has to worry if a process can smoothly run as
NT service process as well.
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