[Win32utils-devel] Stopping services

Berger, Daniel Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Thu Sep 8 14:41:57 EDT 2005

Hi Nathaniel,

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> From: win32utils-devel-bounces at rubyforge.org 
> [mailto:win32utils-devel-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of 
> Nathaniel Talbott
> Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:54 AM
> To: Development and ideas for win32utils projects
> Subject: [Win32utils-devel] Stopping services
> I'm back to getting stuff to run as a Windows service, and am 
> running in to a problem. My service (a Daemon ruby class) 
> installs and starts fine, but when I try to stop it, I get:
>   C:\workspaces\default\tahoe>ruby script\service stop
>   script/service:77:in `stop': An exception occurred in the 
> service when handling
>   the control request. (Win32::ServiceError)
>           from script/service:77
>           from script/service:76:in `call'
>           from script/service:88
> Note that I only get this if the service has successfully 
> made it in to service_main - if I stop it before that, it stops OK.

Yes, I had that issue a while back.  See

It was never resolved, but it seemed to be harmless.  Yes, it raised an
error, but the service does stop.  Not ideal, but liveable.

My *guess* is that it has something to do with the fact that
win32-service spawns a native thread (in the service_mainloop function)
which is, afaik, required.  But, that's a guess.  If I'm right, I don't
know that it's a solveable issue until Ruby 2.0.

If I'm wrong, then I'm not sure what the issue is.  Any ideas Heesob?


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