Re: forking and avoiding zombies!

Discussion in 'Python' started by andrea crotti, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Yes I wanted to avoid to do something too complex, anyway I'll just
    comment it well and add a link to the original code..

    But this is now failing to me:

    def daemonize(stdin='/dev/null', stdout='/dev/null', stderr='/dev/null'):
    # Perform first fork.
    try:
    pid = os.fork()
    if pid > 0:
    sys.exit(0) # Exit first parent.
    except OSError as e:
    sys.stderr.write("fork #1 failed: (%d) %s\n" % (e.errno, e.strerror))
    sys.exit(1)

    # Decouple from parent environment.
    os.chdir("/")
    os.umask(0)
    os.setsid()

    # Perform second fork.
    try:
    pid = os.fork()
    if pid > 0:
    sys.exit(0) # Exit second parent.
    except OSError, e:
    sys.stderr.write("fork #2 failed: (%d) %s\n" % (e.errno, e.strerror))
    sys.exit(1)

    # The process is now daemonized, redirect standard file descriptors.
    sys.stdout.flush()
    sys.stderr.flush()

    si = file(stdin, 'r')
    so = file(stdout, 'a+')
    se = file(stderr, 'a+', 0)
    os.dup2(si.fileno(), sys.stdin.fileno())
    os.dup2(so.fileno(), sys.stdout.fileno())
    os.dup2(se.fileno(), sys.stderr.fileno())


    if __name__ == '__main__':
    daemonize(stdout='sample_file', stderr='sample')
    print("hello world, now should be the child!")


    [andrea@andreacrotti experiments]$ python2 daemon.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "daemon.py", line 49, in <module>
    daemonize(stdout='sample_file', stderr='sample')
    File "daemon.py", line 41, in daemonize
    so = file(stdout, 'a+')
    IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'sample_file'

    The parent process can write to that file easily, but the child can't,
    why is it working for you and not for me though?
    (Running this on Linux with a non-root user)
     
    andrea crotti, Dec 11, 2012
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