On 17 May 2018 at 19:23, Lennart Poettering <lenn...@poettering.net> wrote:

> So yes, this is a bug in nginx. They really should fix that. And this
> is not only broken when you use systemd, but on sysvinit too, as a
> command like this would likely fail there too: "service nginx start
> service nginx status", as the start would return before the PID file
> is written, and then status would claim the service to be down...

Given that systemd deals with this situation in a very reasonable way,
nginx must not be alone in doing this. And if this a common way to
write such code, perhaps it should not be considered a bug but rather
one more peculiarity of application services the service manager
should deal....
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