Automatic start of application after init

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Application should start automcatically after executing init command, also it should get restarted automatically if it gets killed during normal processing.To achieve following line is added to the /etc/inittab file.

    pd:5:respawn:su - omcadm -exec "/opt/COMMON83/pm/bin/"

where omcadm is the admin user of application and is the script which starts the application. However, it doesn't seem to be working as expected.

  • After changing the line to following,

    pd:5:respawn:sudo -u omcadm -exec "/opt/COMMON83/pm/bin/"
  • It gives following error messages in /var/log/messages file

    Mar  7 11:16:32 omcusr init: Id "pd" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
  • The same command sudo -u omcadm -exec "/opt/COMMON83/pm/bin/pmd.shexecutes fine when run from the command line.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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