cygrunsrv - services enters stopped state if underlying program exits or is killed - doesn't auto restart

Cary Lewis
Wed Jan 28 04:51:00 GMT 2015

Corinna, thanks for the tip

--neverexits works, but not if the program that cygrunsrv starts is
stopped with a kill -9 signal. Perhaps the -9 signal propagates to the
cygrunsrv.exe program?

I will investigate monit.

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:09 AM, Corinna Vinschen
<> wrote:
> On Jan 26 11:14, Cary Lewis wrote:
>> I am using cygrunsrv to install a windows service that creates an ssh tunnel.
>> I have configured the service to auto-restart on failures using the
>> windows 7 services.msc tool.
>> If the ssh program exists, or is killed, cygrunsrv gracefully exits,
>> and the windows auto-restart logic is not invoked.
>> Is there a way to get the auto-restart logic to work?
> Try the cygrunsrv option --neverexits.  If this option is set, the
> service exits without notifying Windows.  SCM thinks the service has
> exited prematurely and restarts it, if auto-restart has been configured.
> HTH,
> Corinna
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