[OpenWrt-Devel] [Babel-users] [PATCH] babeld: use procd to start, stop, and respawn

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Tue Sep 9 15:16:27 EDT 2014

On 2014-09-09 18:01, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> [Felix, John, we're discussing the integration of babeld (a routing daemon)
>  with procd.  By default, babeld creates a pidfile, which can be disabled
>  with "-I ''" on babeld's command line.  Unfortunately, it turns out that
>  procd is unable to pass an empty argument to babeld.]
>> There lies the rub. If you have a deployed machine on a rooftop
>> somewhere, it is better to restart the daemon automagically and log the
>> action rather than attempt to debug it.
> We're in full agreement here.  Babeld shouldn't crash, ever.  However,
> should it crash, the crash should be logged somewhere and babeld restarted.
> As Gabriel mentioned, the issue is with procd being unable to pass an
> empty argument.  A simple workaround would be to hack babeld to interpret
> "-I none" as a synonym of "-I ''", but this issue should really be fixed
> in procd.
If I understand the issue correctly, this patch should fix it - please test.

--- a/package/system/procd/files/procd.sh
+++ b/package/system/procd/files/procd.sh
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ _procd_close_service() {
 _procd_add_array_data() {
-	while [ -n "$1" ]; do
+	while [ "$#" -gt 0 ]; do
 		json_add_string "" "$1"
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