Summary:ASTERISK-07088: Asterisk doesn't fork and become a daemon
Reporter:Will Kemp (willkemp)Labels:
Date Opened:2006-06-03 20:22:24Date Closed:2006-06-04 16:14:43
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Description:Running Asterisk from the command line, with just 'asterisk', it doesn't fork and become a daemon if the following lines are in asterisk.conf :

verbose = 4       ; Verbosity level for logging (- v)

Adding these lines to asterisk.conf in an otherwise unmodified sample version of /etc/asterisk causes this to happen.

I first noticed this in version 1.2.0 or 1.2.2, i believe - but it was around that time that i first used this option in asterisk.conf . Since then, i've been working around it by starting Asterisk with 'asterisk >/dev/null 2>&1 &' and have only just got round to trying to work out what's causing it.
Comments:By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2006-06-04 16:14:42

This is known behavior.  I have brought it up to Mark before and he likes it this way (using the verbose option implies not to fork).

To work around this issue, you can use alwaysfork=yes in the [options] section of asterisk.conf, or start asterisk with the -F option.