Erich Schubert erich.schubert at
Mon May 8 22:48:59 UTC 2006

> All right.  What is the current status?  Have other people tried runit?  Has
> anybody found any shortcomings?

I tried runit like three years ago or so. But I decided on minit then.
I didn't like the runit approach of having one monitor process per
service, it makes ps output and such a lot bigger than necessary IMHO.
IIRC one of the big benefits of having pid 1 do the monitoring is that
pid 1 will also receive SIGCHLD for "detached" processes. Like apache.
So when apache terminates, pid 1 will immedeately know, whereas a
separate monitoring process has to poll.
(Note that other daemons, which can be configured to not detach, don't
need this)

best regards,
Erich Schubert
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