[Gllug] GConfd

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Tue Sep 20 16:42:15 UTC 2011

On 20 Sep 2011, Sanatan Rai told this:

> Hi all,
>    I notice that gconfd starts up on my machine even when I am not
> running anything using GNOME.

That just means you started something using GNOME in the past: gconfd is
persistent and keeps running after its parent is dead.

>   Strangely, the processed is owned by my userid but its PPID is init,
> this really seems strange.

This 'adoption' behaviour is a universally-applicable Unix thing (wired
into the kernel): init(8) adopts all processes whose parents die.

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