[Mongrel] Mongrel PID file permissions

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 21:39:27 EDT 2007

On 10/5/07, François Beausoleil <francois.beausoleil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi !
> I'm using Mongrel 1.0.1 with --pid and --user/--group.  The PID files
> are correctly owned by the user/group, but their permissions is 0666.
> Is that normal ?  Shouldn't it be something like 0664 ?
> Just curious to know if I'm wrong.
> Configurator has this (line 77):
>    # Writes the PID file but only if we're on windows.
>    def write_pid_file
>      if RUBY_PLATFORM !~ /mswin/
>        log "Writing PID file to #{@pid_file}"
>        open(@pid_file,"w") {|f| f.write(Process.pid) }
>      end
>    end
> The comment's wrong, and we probably need a File.chmod call there
> somewhere.  Should I submit a patch ?

Yes please!

I don't see any reference to the file permission for the file, so
maybe you require File.chmod after writting to it.

Post it to RubyForge tracker (under patches) and someone will check
and test it before commiting.

Again, thank you for your time.

Luis Lavena
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