Race condition in start-stop-daemon when using the --background and --make-pidfile options

Bug #1036899 reported by Nir Soffer on 2012-08-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Debian)
Fix Released
dpkg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

  When using the --background and --make-pidfile options. The parent process may
  exit before the child daemon process creates the pidfile and write the pid to
  the pidfile. This may lead to failure of --stop or --start, not finding a
  pidfile or finding an empty pidfile.

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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