epmd daemon runs after riak stops

Sean Cribbs sean at basho.com
Mon Oct 8 17:59:34 EDT 2012

epmd is how Riak nodes find each other. It is extremely lightweight
and harmless to run after the Riak node has stopped. Killing it is
fine, but is not strictly necessary.

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM, David Lowell <dave at go2ctv.com> wrote:
> I would like to understand better why '/etc/init.d/riak stop' stops riak,
> but the 'epmd' daemon continues to run. I would have hoped that when I
> administratively stop riak on a node that all its various cogs would stop
> turning.
> Furthermore, I'm not clear on how the lifecycle of epmd is controled. Is it
> started by any Erlang process that runs, and never stopped?
> I would appreciate any insights folks could offer. Thanks!
> Dave
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Sean Cribbs <sean at basho.com>
Software Engineer
Basho Technologies, Inc.

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