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Date:      Sun, 16 Aug 2020 10:39:59 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: need a systemd
Message-ID:  <20200816033959.GA24454@admin.sibptus.ru>
In-Reply-To: <cb359cee-3a62-f655-b2fa-ed0c2b0ce5ad@nomadlogic.org>
References:  <20200816024739.GB23449@admin.sibptus.ru> <cb359cee-3a62-f655-b2fa-ed0c2b0ce5ad@nomadlogic.org>

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Pete Wright wrote:
>=20
>=20
> On 8/15/20 7:47 PM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > Dear Colleagues,
> >=20
> > I'm looking for a superdaemon to start, monitor and restart (e.g. in
> > case of crash) other daemons like squid, syncthing and others.
> >=20
> > At first I wanted to place them into /etc/ttys but then I realized that
> > I need something more flexible like Linux' systemd or Solaris' SMF.
> >=20
> > What would you recommend for FreeBSD not as a total rc(8) replacement
> > but as a tool to manage some daemons?
> >=20
> >=20
>=20
> daemon(8) is the way to go.=A0=20

>=20

I had the impression that daemon(8) was for programs which could not
daemonize on their own. It is thus useful for syncthing but not very
much for squid.

> it also integrates nicely with rc(8) and is part
> of the base system.

I'm aware that daemon(8) is used in rc.d scripts to start some
third-party software like consul and strongswan. However I would prefer
a single superdaemon that would watch all its children.

--=20
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/

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