[netflow-tools] Cannot start softflowd without "-d" option

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Tue Dec 13 07:50:27 EST 2005

On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Andreas Brillisauer -- Hetzner Online AG wrote:

> Hello,
> I compiled and installed softlowfd on a Debian (AMD64) machine.
> softflowd works when I use the "-d" or "-D" option.
> The following works:
>   softflowd -i eth0 -d
>   softflowd -i eth0 -D
>   softflowd -i eth0 -d -D
> But this doesn't work:
>   softflowd -i eth0
> I only want to start softflowd as daemon and without the debug mode. But
> when I try "softflowd -i eth0" it stops immediately.

What compiler are you using to build softflowd with? gcc 4.x has proved
problematic in the past.

> debian:~# strace /usr/local/sbin/softflowd -i eth0

Could you re-try this trace using:
        strace -f /usr/local/sbin/softflowd -i eth0

This will cause it to chase execution into the child process, which seems
to be exiting early.


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