NAME¶pidproxy - Supervisor pidproxy Documentation
Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.
It shares some of the same goals of programs like launchd, daemontools, and runit. Unlike some of these programs, it is not meant to be run as a substitute for init as "process id 1". Instead it is meant to be used to control processes related to a project or a customer, and is meant to start like any other program at boot time.
pidproxy Program¶Some processes (like mysqld) ignore signals sent to the actual process which is spawned by supervisord. Instead, a "special" thread/process is created by these kinds of programs which is responsible for handling signals. This is problematic because supervisord can only kill a process which it creates itself. If a process created by supervisord creates its own child processes, supervisord cannot kill them.
Fortunately, these types of programs typically write a "pidfile" which contains the "special" process' PID, and is meant to be read and used in order to kill the process. As a workaround for this case, a special pidproxy program can handle startup of these kinds of processes. The pidproxy program is a small shim that starts a process, and upon the receipt of a signal, sends the signal to the pid provided in a pidfile. A sample configuration program entry for a pidproxy-enabled program is provided below.
[program:mysql] command=/path/to/pidproxy /path/to/pidfile /path/to/mysqld_safe
The pidproxy program is put into your configuration's $BINDIR when supervisor is installed (it is a "console script").
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AUTHOR¶This man page was created by Orestis Ioannou <email@example.com> using the official documentation.
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