how to restart dbus-daemon

Krzysztof Konopko krzysztof.konopko at
Fri Feb 1 01:34:10 PST 2013

What do you mean by "parent process"?
Use pstree -ps fpr the dbus-daemon process and for your "parent" process
(whichever it is) to learn the relationships.

Why do you ever want to do this?  If this is because you've changed the
configuration, then send SIGHUP.  If the configuration changes can be
picked up by the daemon without kicking everyone off the bus, then
you're done.  Otherwise you need to reboot the system.


On 01/02/13 03:44, Soho Soho123 wrote:
> Hi All,
> I got the trouble when I try to restart dbus-daemon.
> the steps I used :
> 1. kill  -SIGTERM <dbus daemon pid>
> 2. dbus-daemon --config-file=/etc/dbus-1/system.conf
> in my process,
> I use the code to  finish:
> system("kill  -SIGTERM <dbus daemon pid>");
> system("dbus-daemon --config-file=/etc/dbus-1/system.conf");
> it is very strange,
> the first step :
> system("kill  -SIGTERM <dbus daemon pid>"); ====> it will cause the
> parent process receive terminate signal.
> Does someone have any idea about this issue?
> Because I just send terminate to dbus daemon, the parent process
> should keep running,
> thanks!
> Best Regards,
> Soho
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