Bug 1071

Summary: /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: Function 'status' sometimes thinks a process is running when it isn't, because it finds the 'grep' in the process table.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: David Woodhouse <dwmw2>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-02-08 13:43:34 UTC
The 'status' function in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
sometimes finds its own 'grep' in the process table, and
reports that a process is running when it in fact isn't.

Changing line 130 from
pid=`ps auxww | grep '[^[]'$1 | awk '{print $2}'`

 to

pid=`ps auxww | grep '[^[]'$1 | grep -v grep | awk '{print
$2}'`

serves as a temporary workaround here, but isn't ideal.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-08 16:00:59 UTC
this has been fixed in a more recent version of initscripts.