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Support for Type=simple startup method in systemd for Connect Direct

The systemd is the default system manager on RHEL 8. Connect Direct should support service startup through systemd using Type=simple startup method.

User can use Type=forking with external (custom) startup script but this requires to create additional startup script and dependencies. Software should support standard Type=simple systemd method for both startup and stop actions without a need of creating additional startup scripts.

Currently Type=simple does not work properly for Connect Direct because the initial PID changes to the child PID during the startup (daemonizes itself) which causes that systemd does not properly report service status even while using PIDFile feature in systemd.

  • Guest
  • May 26 2021
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

This will allow to use default systemd system manager on RHEL 8 without a need of creating additional startup scripts and dependencies.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    20 Sep, 2021 08:22pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team. Unfortunately we won't be able to accept it. From a technical perspective using the simple startup method isn't valid for a daemonized application. We do intend to improve documentation of startup scripts to provide guidance on how you might create and maintain scripts on common UNIX/Linux operating systems. Thank you for opening this request and please don't hesitate to open any new ones that you'd like us to consider.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

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