[CentOS] Re: Stopping a server not controled by service

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jul 15 22:00:41 UTC 2008

on 7-15-2008 2:36 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> on 7-15-2008 1:05 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
>>> Scott Silva wrote:
>>>> on 7-15-2008 12:33 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
>>>>> Miredo is run as a server from the command line:
>>>>> /usr/sbin/miredo
>>>>> The man page says the signal SIGTERM stops the server.
>>>>> How do I send SIGTERM to the server?  Or SIGHUP, as I want to make 
>>>>> a change to the config file.
>>>>> And once I get this as I want it, how do I run it at system boot?
>>>> You will have to make a sys V init script for it. You can probably 
>>>> use an existing script and edit it to suit your program, or there is 
>>>> example in /usr/share/doc/initscripts-xxxxxx directory that you 
>>>> should be able to hack at. That will also help you to get lock files 
>>>> and pid files going for it if you need them.
>>> Thanks.   Something else to learn.  I have been trying to document 
>>> all that I have been using (skipping what I have discarded, as I 
>>> don't know if I know it).
>>> It has pid files:  /var/run/miredo.pid
>>> How would I get lock files?
>> You create lock files as a simple way to not run a process more than 
>> one at a time.
> I was asking how I make/control a lock file when the rpm provides a 
> binary run module and the man page does not mention a lock file.  How do 
> I find out if there is a lock file?  How do I get one working?  Do I 
> necessarily need one, perhaps the binary determines its running status 
> before trying to start a second copy?  Actually, I think I discovered 
> that miredo will not start a second copy, oops.
>>>> The other choice is to add a line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, but that 
>>>> won't give you control with the system command.
>>> I MUST include this in my docs.  I keep forgetting the file name.  
>>> This will probably be good enough, as once I get it working, it will 
>>> be an auto start.  And less effort than the first point.
>> Yes, rc.local will be easier to get the service running, but if you 
>> are creating something for distribution, service miredo restart can be 
>> easier for a noobie then kill -HUP (what was that pid# again?)
> Miredo comes from sourceforge.  Fortunately, I do not have to create 
> it.....
Here is an easier option.

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