failed to daemon()

Brian Moon brianm at
Tue Dec 20 15:55:35 UTC 2005

We have memcached 1.1.12 deployed on 5 Gentoo machines already.  We have 
two fresh Gentoo 2005.1 installed servers with memcached 1.1.12 emerged. 
  We are getting the error: "failed to daemon() in order to daemonize" 
when using the -d option.  We have it working by using start-stop-daemon 
with the background option, but would rather not have these two machines 
running different than the other Gentoo boxes.  I see the code that is 
throwing the error, but I have no idea what could be causing it.

Anyone have any ideas?

Brian Moon
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