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daemontools
A process control system by D.J. Bernstein.
launchd
A process control system used by Apple as process 1 under Mac OS X.
runit
A process control system.
Superlance
A package which provides various event listener implementations that plug into Supervisor which can help monitor process memory usage and crash status: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/superlance.
umask
Abbreviation of user mask: sets the file mode creation mask of the current process. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umask.