Bug 1071 - /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.
/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: Function 'status' sometimes thinks a process is r...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-08 08:43 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-08 11:00:02 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-02-08 08:43:34 EST
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 11:00:59 EST
this has been fixed in a more recent version of initscripts.

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