[CentOS] daemon in /etc/init.d/functions creates no pifile?

Tue Jun 2 09:06:59 UTC 2015
skotthof <sebastian.kotthoff at rz.uni-mannheim.de>


we started using centos7 to run kvm+libvirt.
For novnc to virtual machines I like to start
websockify as a daemon by libvirt (as a hook)

Under Debian I used the line:
 # start-stop-daemon --start --chuid $RUNUSER --make-pidfile --pidfile $PIDFILE --startas $PROGRAM -- $OPTIONS
which creates a nice pidfile.

In Centos I figured out, to include /etc/init.d/functions and I tried:
 # daemon --user $RUNUSER --pidfile=$PIDFILE $PROGRAM $OPTIONS

But this seems not to create a pidfile at all. It checks only if
a pidile exist already.
This is executed at the end
 # $cgroup $nice runuser -s /bin/bash $user -c "$corelimit >/dev/null 2>&1 ; $*"

Am I missed something?


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