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From Ariel Rabkin <>
Subject Re: suggested changes to tools/init.d scripts
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:42:18 GMT
Go ahead and open the JIRA.

It's not clear to me how commonly used those scripts are. My site uses
runit instead. But if improving them would make them more useful for
you, go for it.


On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Bill Graham <> wrote:
> Hi,
> To get the scripts in the tools/init.d folder to run in our environment I
> had to make a few of the same tweaks to each of them. I'd like to suggest
> some refactoring of these scripts to make them more easy to use. These are
> the issues I came across:
> 1. The scripts try to write lock files to /var/lock/subsys, which is owned
> by root. Can we change this location to be somewhere that doesn't require
> root access?
> 2. The actual run command does an su to the CHUKWA_USER which also caused
> problems for us. It seems like it would be cleaner to not embed the su calls
> in the script, but instead allow the user to su when they run the script
> (which worked much better for us). That way everything done by the script
> would be done by the same user.
> 3. Each script has CHUKWA_HOME, CHUKWA_CONF_DIR and CHUKWA_USER hard coded.
> Hard coded defaults is ok, but the ability to override them without
> modifying the scripts would be ideal.
> Let me know if you think these changes make sense and I'll open a JIRA.
> thanks,
> Bill

Ari Rabkin
UC Berkeley Computer Science Department

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