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Re: [PATCH 4/4] Mark nscd service as forking in systemd service file (#16639)
- From: Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal dot cx>
- To: Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh at redhat dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:39:50 -0500
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] Mark nscd service as forking in systemd service file (#16639)
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- References: <20140226172242 dot GE6419 at spoyarek dot pnq dot redhat dot com>
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:52:42PM +0530, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> Currently the nscd service is installed in systemd as a simple
> service, which means that it is able to handle its own errors and does
> not quit. Since nscd does not fit that description, i.e. it can exit
> on errors like, say, failing to parse nscd.conf, it should be declared
> as forking instead. Tested on Fedora.
I don't think this is the right meaning of "forking". Forking just
means the daemon backgrounds itself so that its parent cannot manage
its lifetime with a pid. If this behavior cannot currently be fixed in
nscd via a command line option, it should be fixed at the source
level. Forking is always wrong for daemons.
> -ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nscd --foreground
It looks like the --foreground option is correct and this patch breaks
something that was working before.
> ExecStop=/usr/sbin/nscd --shutdown
> ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nscd -i passwd
> ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nscd -i group
These look incorrect though.