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Andrew Hanushevsky <[log in to unmask]>
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19 Aug 2004 22:07:16 +0200Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:07:16 +0200
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Hi Pete,

Creating a pid file in /tmp (or in /var/run) is standard practice of almost
all system services. This file *is* used by processes that have to notify
the olbd.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Elmer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:00 AM
Subject: /tmp/olbd.pid


>   Hi Andy,
>
>   I see that the olbd creates a small turd file when it is started:
>
> shire01> ls /tmp/olb*
> /tmp/olbd.pid
>
>   Why is this file needed? (i.e. who or what uses it?)
>
>   I'm not particularly fond of these sorts of files in /tmp if they aren't
> absolutely critical (even if they have the pid in the name to make it more
> unique, which this one doesn't). They usually just cause headaches as one
> user can trip over something some other user has done at some point in the
> past on the same machine...
>
>                                  thanks,
>                                    Pete
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Peter Elmer     E-mail: [log in to unmask]      Phone: +41 (22) 767-4644
> Address: CERN Division PPE, Bat. 32 2C-14, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
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