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Re: pipeline outlives TERMed bash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: pipeline outlives TERMed bash
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:21:39 -0400
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Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> Hi!
> I want to run this script continuously under supervise
> (a tool for daemontools package):
> user=daemon
> exec env - \
> softlimit \
> setuidgid "$user" \
> nmeter t c l i p lf b nifi nife d60000' \
> | logger -t ''
> nmeter prints lines like this:
> 14:31:00 [UU........] int  63k f 100 bio  96k  11M ifi  81k 1.1M ife 879k 192k
> every minute, and I want them to be logged in syslog.
> This works. However, I also want to be able to stop/[re]start
> this script using daemontools' standard utility, svc:
> svc -d: sends a TERM to running daemon
> svc -u: starts daemon if it is not running
> The problem is that svc -d (or manual kill -TERM)
> kills bash but nmeter and logger continue to run,
> until I kill nmeter manually.

Bash doesn't turn around and kill its running children if it gets
a SIGTERM.  You need to figure out how to get the process group
signalled, as it is when you type ^C at the keyboard.

Maybe something like trap 'kill -s TERM -$$; exit 1' SIGTERM will work.

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