IL Ka <> wrote:

> >
> > pid files can easily get out of sync with the expected process (example:
> > daemon starts, writes a pid file, later it crashes. at any point between
> > the crash and you trying to stop/restart the daemon another process
> > could be assigned the same pid, then the wrong process is signalled).
> >
> Wow, I've never thought about that)
> pidfiles are so common on unicies, and mentioned in docs like "standard"
> approach:
> For example:
> # using kill to send the signal
> kill -HUP `cat /tmp/`
> Is it because other OSes do not randomize pids as OpenBSD does (they use
> sequental pids)
> so chances for pid reuse are lower there?
> Or do they simply "do not care"?

They do not care.

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