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To my point of view, It is a matter of accessibility to processes.

Before selecting the pid files directory, take a note of following points:

* Number of users accessing the machine(either from local or from remote).
* Access permission for the directory and pid file for other users. Because, the file can be removed/renamed/modified if it is accessi ble to other users(knowingly or unknowingly). So, better to give permission which is enough.
* Different processes which could access the pid file (for inter-communication between processes (i.e). one process could read the pid file and send signal to your process).

Not noticing the above things, could create unnecessary problems sooner or later.


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

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