/usr/lib/riak/erts-5.9.1/bin/epmd -daemon

Andrew Thompson andrew at hijacked.us
Wed Jul 17 11:25:35 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:23:03AM -0400, Patrick Durusau wrote:
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> Greetings!
> I am at the start of configuring a multi-node development environment
> with Riak 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04. Riak was installed using apt-get.
> I stopped the one node test of Riak with sudo riak stop but
> ps -ef | grep erlang shows:
> /usr/lib/riak/erts-5.9.1/bin/epdm -daemon (owner of the process is riak)
> after I ran the stop command.
> Is this expected behaviour?
> Should I use kill to stop the daemon?

No, you can leave epmd alone, it is started the first time a distibuted
erlang node is started, but will survive that node's death. It is used
to advertise what ports distributed erlang is using on a machine, so
erlang nodes can communicate.


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