[Samba] PID-File smbd/nmbd

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Sep 19 13:50:25 GMT 2008

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w.wegner at astro-kom.de wrote:

>> This was a patch specifically added by request IIRC.
>>   commit e8bf421c018ed829b9dba7c0872693080b77d49d
>>   Author: Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>
>>   Date:   Thu Nov 2 09:37:52 2006 +0000
>>     r19533: Add a suffix to the program name if this is a
>>     process with a non-default configuration file name.
>>     Jeremy.
> thanks for the clarification!
> I did not find that reference to the change, so could not know
> about its history.
> Nevertheless I can not see why it is useful to have such an
> automatism here. Those who use a different config file could
> have a config file option, so a new config option "pid file name"
> would have solved the problem and cause less trouble for
> others, IMHO.

Since Jeremy committed the patch, I'll defer to him to
explain why :-)  I honestly can't remember.  it should be
discussed in the samba-technical archives I believe in case he
s getting old and can't remember either.

cheers, jerry
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