Idled and process in Start section

Carlos Velasco carlos.velasco at
Wed Aug 5 18:40:01 EDT 2015

> After doing this I realized the idled process have parent pid of 1.
> root     17606     1  0 21:26 pts/9    00:00:00 idled
> This means that when master process is killed (SIGQUIT/SIGTERM) idled daemon is not killed along all process from cyrus imapd. So, stopping/starting cyrus let a lot of idled daemons running, until I realized the problem.

I have tracked the issue to this code in idled.c:
if (pid != 0) { /* parent */

Parent is exiting so child gets ppid 1.
Not sure why fork is needed in idled really.

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