failed to daemon()

Lisa Seelye lisa at
Tue Dec 20 16:09:39 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 09:55 -0600, Brian Moon wrote:
> 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?

What code is it failing on? Can you send a backtrace?
Lisa Seelye
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