pmsd - Periodically Manic System Daemon. Manages the bizzare and sometimes
unexplainable behavior exhibited by computers.
is a rogue daemon that is spawned on a semi-regular schedule by
init(8). Most of the unusual and quirky behavior associated with misbehaving
computers can be attributed to pmsd.
pmsd has a number of command-line options, invoked at run-time by init(8). The
ps(1) command will occasionally display the current options, but only if pmsd
feels like revealing them. This is usually not the case. pmsd can be manually
invoked by the pms(8) command. Make sure there is not a pmsd process already
running when you use pms(8); you don't want to be on a system with multiple
instances of pmsd running.
With no flags, pmsd
runs with the default -m option, and any others it
feels like using.
When pmsd is invoked by using the pms(8) command, pmsd ignores any command-line
switches and does what it damned well pleases.
There are no bugs; how could you ask that?
Written by Eric L. Pederson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.