[Twisted-Python] Exit code using twistd

Miguel Filho miguel.filho at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 07:56:04 EDT 2008

Hello list,

I'm calling my program using twistd, like this:
# twistd -y /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/apolicy/server.py -q
--logfile /var/log/twistd.log --pidfile=/var/run/twistd.pid

All right, no problem. But my program makes some tests while starting
the service, like loading configuration files, etc.
If there is any exception twistd keeps running, so I tried calling
reactor.stop(), but I get an RuntimeError saying that it is not
possible to stop the reactor because it is not running. So I tried
calling sys.exit(1). twistd exits, but the code I'm passing is not
returned by twistd, witch returns 0. This messes with my init scripts,
so if my user calls 'service mydaemon start' the system will print an
'OK', but twistd will not be running in case of any errors.

How can I proceed to avoid this behavior?



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