[ale] Looking for software to keep processes running.

Chris Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Thu Feb 5 11:45:09 EST 2004

Correct.  You can use inittab and it will work great.

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 11:22, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> This is old school, but....
> If your programs are meant to run basically anytime the computer is
> running, that is exactly what /etc/inittab is designed for.
> Things like login prompts, etc. are run from there.
> My question is, why does /etc/inittab seem to be out of favor?
> 10 years ago, it was common to install daemon like processes into there.
> Now it seems that most daemons use the rc.d approach.  I don't mind that
> approach, but it does not monitor and restart daemons so the daemon
> tends to have small parent program like the below that monitor its own
> child and restarts it if it dies.
> The only thing I can think of is maybe the rc.d approach is easier to
> upgrade from version to version.
> Greg

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