'Twas brillig, and Nathan Nobbe at 07/10/10 06:46 did gyre and gimble:
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Tommy Pham <tommy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have a script running as daemon on Linux/Unix (variants) as
>> of your PHP application? If so, what are you using to schedule the script
>> to run? cron?
> cron is one way to do it for scripts you schedule. for real daemon
> processes though ive recently deployed a php script on gentoo by leveraging
> the init scripts. essentially my program runs a while(true) and uses
> pcntl_fork() to create worker children. the parent process listens for
> signals which are sent by an init script. theres also a really nice
> start-stop-daemon function in the init script library which backgrounds the
> process for me and creates a pid lockfile. really slick.
> now i have an interface to my script like
> /etc/init.d/php-service start
> etc. plus it ties right into the runlevel scripts, i just run
> rc-update add php-service default
> and the script will start when the box hits runlevel 3!
Yeah that's what I do too. Of course systemd will change everything
"initscript" related, but I don't expect it to hit production servers
for a while.
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