Using daemon from /etc/init.d/functions
dave at thesmithfam.org
Fri Mar 30 14:27:03 MDT 2007
I've written a C++ server application for Linux, and it just runs in the
foreground for now. It's come time to ship it to users, and I want to
provide a Red Hat init script with it. I've written such an init script,
and I use this in my script to start the server:
echo -n $"Starting Dave's Server: "
case "$1" in
The daemon function doesn't appear to background my executable. Do I
need to fork() in my executable's code, or should daemon be
backgrounding it for me somehow? I've read over the daemon function in
/etc/init.d/functions, and it looks like it ends by running this command:
initlog -q -c /usr/bin/daves-server
Anyway, just curious if I need to do my own forkin()'ing, or if Red
Hat's daemon() is supposed to background it for me.
When I call daemon(int,int) (from unitstd.h) in my executable's code,
the init script works fine, but I was just wondering if I could get away
without doing that...
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