[collectd] [PATCH] unixsock: remove a possible leftover unix socket file before creating

Peter Warasin peter at endian.com
Wed Mar 24 12:59:04 CET 2010

Hi guys

Sometimes when I restart collectd, it exits to slow and will be killed
by killproc... or sometimes it may be SIGKILL'ed too manually or other

In that case, the socket file of the unixsock plugin, certainly will not
be removed.
The next start will then not create a new file and so afterwards that
socket communication is broken.

There was an unlink() of that socket file before bind(), but it is
commented out.
Re-introducing it (what the attached patch does) fixes the problem, at
least for me.

I wonder if there's a good reason why this has been commented out, and
if it can be unlink()'d safely, without side-effects?


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:: peter warasin
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