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Re: Bug#244908: is it OK for invoke-rc.d stop not to stop?

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> --exec should never be used for stop.  If you don't have a pidfile, use
> --name and pray that you don't kill the wrong thing -- the real fix IS to
> maintain a pidfile properly.

No --name is not a substitute for --exec.  Why should you be killing
random user processes that happen to have the same name and the same

Depending on what daemon this is, the user may well have a legitimate
reason for running a private copy.

Valid alternatives do exist for --exec, such as Unix sockets, but please
do not recommend people to replace it with --name --pidfile.  It's not
much better than --pidfile.
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