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Re: Allow pidfile(3) to create pidfiles in arbitrary locations

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM, David Laight <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 09:26:01AM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
>> On a second thought, I have updated the change to consider paths with an
>> explicit '.pid' extension to be considered relative.  Otherwise, I'd expect
>> confusion if the value to pidfile(3) was provided blindly from a
>> user-provided parameter (like in foo -p and the pid file was created
>> in /var/run.  The "only" way to get the old behavior is to just provide a
>> basename (e.g. foo -p foo).
> Probably be better to assume /var/run unless the filename contains a '/'.
> So you'd need -p ./ to get a file in the current directory.

That's what the original patch did, but it's quite confusing.  (I'll
also say that the .pid heuristics I just added may be even worse...)

Julio Merino / @jmmv

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