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Hi all

I'm working on a daemon for some asynchronous processing and I'm using Proc::PID::File to check if the daemon is already running, as suggested here.
My problem boils down to the creation of the pid file. The following simple code:

#!/usr/bin/env perl use Proc::PID::File; die "Already running!" if Proc::PID::File->running();
produces the following error:
pid "/var/run/proc_pid.pl.pid" already locked: Bad file descriptor
I guess this is due to permissions because I can solve it by pointing Proc::PID::File to a different directory:
#!/usr/bin/env perl use Proc::PID::File; die "Already running!" if Proc::PID::File->running(dir=>"/my/home/dir" +);
This works fine and if I use that in my daemon script it also works and "ps" also lists it fine.
My main question is: is there a problem with putting pid files in non-standard locations? Thanks for your help!


In reply to Proc::PID::File problem generating pid files, or: does it matter where a pid file lives? by tospo

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