(e.g. when called from xinetd)
Note: lighttpd is designed as a high performance, long-running server,
not a one-shot executable. This one-shot mode of operation has not been
tuned for performance. lighttpd server start-up and initialization aims
for correctness, not speed. If using this one-shot mode as part of fork
and exec from xinetd, then performance is already not of high concern.
"support for xinetd"
-i <secs> graceful shutdown after <secs> of inactivity
Option might be used with applications such as git instaweb.
While git instaweb does have command line options of its own
to [start,stop,restart], some may find it convenient to configure
git instaweb to start lighttpd with a default idle time limit,
after which lighttpd will gracefully shut itself down without
any further action from the user.
"[PATCH] support -i <secs> idle timeout option"
original request and patch submitted by mackyle. thx.