[ale] Looking for software to keep processes running.

Chris Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Thu Feb 5 12:27:22 EST 2004


On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 12:18, Joe Knapka wrote:
> Jim Lynch <jwl at sgi.com> writes:
> > I've got a number of scripts that start processes that run in user
> > space that I'd like to keep running.  (RH 7.2).  Is there a utility
> > that would help me?  I know I can write a script that would do a ps
> > periodically and make sure the process was still running and if not
> > start it up, but I was just curious if there was a utility that would
> > automate that process. I googled for something, but didn't see
> > anything promising, except a reference to Big Brother.
> Initd sounds like exactly what you need, except you'd
> like to run it as a regular user process. The stock
> init refuses to run as a non-root user, and doubtless
> has a number of "I am root" assumptions coded in,
> but it seems like it shouldn't be too hard to change
> it to run as a user process that manages other user
> processes. I'm a bit surprised it hasn't been done
> already, but various Google attempts such as "userspace
> init" turned up nothing.
> If you don't mind your scripts starting at boot time,
> the standard init might be enough for you.
> Cheers,
> -- Joe Knapka

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