Nohuppin way!

Gary Thornock gthornock at
Mon Jun 19 16:35:56 MDT 2006

--- Steve <smorrey at> 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.

What about running the game server in a detached screen session?

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