3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2014 3:52 PM by Codeweaver

    Forever and pm2 exit when you logoff instead of running as daemon

    Codeweaver

      I'm trying to get a node.js application to run as a daemon in the background. I installed pm2 with the -g option and I can start and have it run in the background. As soon as I disconnect with 'exit' the process stops. I have done the same thing on my raspberry pi and it keeps running. As you can see from the sequence below like the pm2 daemon exits when I disconnect.

       

      Here is the command sequence:

       

      root@edison-toll:~# cd pingerjs

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs# pm2 start main.js --name "pingerjs"

      [PM2] Process main.js launched

      ┌──────────┬────┬──────┬─────┬────────┬───────────┬────────┬────────────┬─────────────┐

      App name id mode PID status restarted uptime      memory     watching

      ├──────────┼────┼──────┼─────┼────────┼───────────┼────────┼────────────┼─────────────┤

      pingerjs fork 860 online          0 0s     4.789 MB   unactivated

      └──────────┴────┴──────┴─────┴────────┴───────────┴────────┴────────────┴─────────────┘

      Use `pm2 desc[ribe] <id>` to get more details

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs# pm2 describe pingerjs

      Describing process with pid 0 - name pingerjs

      ┌───────────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────┐

      status            online                                 

      name              pingerjs                               

      id                0                                      

      path              /home/root/pingerjs/main.js            

      args                                                      

      exec cwd          /home/root/pingerjs                    

      error log path    /home/root/.pm2/logs/pingerjs-err-0.log

      out log path      /home/root/.pm2/logs/pingerjs-out-0.log

      pid path          /home/root/.pm2/pids/pingerjs-0.pid    

      mode              fork_mode                              

      node v8 arguments                                         

      watch & reload    ✘                                      

      interpreter       node                                   

      restarts          0                                      

      unstable restarts 0                                      

      uptime            14s                                    

      created at        2014-10-11T14:41:25.614Z               

      └───────────────────┴─────────────────────────────────────────┘

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs# exit

      logout

      Connection to edison-toll.local closed.

      rods-mbp:/ rodtoll$ ssh root@edison-toll.local

      root@edison-toll.local's password:

      root@edison-toll:~# cd pingerjs

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs# pm2 list

      Starting PM2 daemon...

      ┌──────────┬────┬──────┬─────┬────────┬───────────┬────────┬────────┬──────────┐

      App name id mode PID status restarted uptime memory watching

      └──────────┴────┴──────┴─────┴────────┴───────────┴────────┴────────┴──────────┘

      Use `pm2 desc[ribe] <id>` to get more details

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs#

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs#

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs# node -v

      v0.10.28

      root@edison-toll:~/pingerjs#