Nohuppin way!

Bart Whiteley bart.plug at
Mon Jun 19 16:01:21 MDT 2006

On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 03:54:55PM -0600, Steve wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have been using nohup to daemonize a game server, problem is that
> when I eventually need to restart the game server, killing the process
> is NOT freeing the RAM
> I'm using kill (pid).
> Anyways, another oddity is that when I use nohup the gameserver
> process is slowly consuming more and more ram, however if I don't
> nohup it I do not suffer this problem, or at least it's not noticable.
> I would very much like to be able to start the gameserver, then close
> my SSH session, however other than nohup I cannot think of an
> alternative that gives me that flexbility.
> The game server features a "console" mode that it goes into by
> default, and was never really designed to be run as a daemon, but
> other than the console spew I cannot see any reason why the process
> could not be daemonized.
> I was hoping someone here may have some suggestions as to what else I may 
> use.

One word: "screen".  If you haven't been introduced to screen yet, 
you're truly missing out. 

Log in to your server, run screen.  start game server.  Then 
Ctrl+A, D (or not).  Then log in some time later, and 'screen -d -r' 

'man screen' for loads of other goodness. 

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