Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at
Tue May 9 07:07:10 UTC 2006

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 12:48:59AM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> 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.

For the record, both apache 1.x and apache 2.x can be persuaded not to
detach.  And there is fghack (daemontools) for daemons which are
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