Bug 1406 - multiple PID in /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status
Summary: multiple PID in /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-03-03 03:43 UTC by alvherre
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-16 00:19:09 UTC


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Description alvherre 1999-03-03 03:43:59 UTC
If I do "/etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status", it reports (at
least) three PIDs. I think it catches 'grep' and 'sh' PIDs,
besides sendmail's own.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 1999-03-08 13:04:59 UTC
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 00:44:21 -0300 (CLST)
From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre@webhost.cl>
To: bugzilla@redhat.com
Subject: BUG #1406

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        This patch (applied to /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions) should fix
it:
--- functions.orig      Wed Mar  3 00:43:42 1999
+++ functions   Thu Feb 25 02:18:30 1999
@@ -128,7 +128,9 @@
                return 0
         else

-                pid=`ps auxww | grep '[^[]'$1 | awk '{print $2}'`
+                pid=`ps auxww | grep '[^]/]'$1 | awk '{print $2}'`
                echo $procs
                 if [ "$pid" != "" ] ; then
                         echo "$1 (pid $pid) is running..."


--
"Lo esencial es invisible para los ojos" (A. de Saint Exzpery)
Alvaro Herrera (alvherre@webhost.cl)

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-03-14 21:39:59 UTC
I have verified this to be true in our test lab.

[root@test80 /root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status
sendmail (pid 291
1965
1968
1970
1971) is running...
[root@test80 /root]#ps -aux | grep sendmail
warning: `-' deprecated; use `ps aux', not `ps -aux'
root       291  0.0  1.4  1404   920  ?  S   Mar  8   0:00 sendmail:
accepting c
[root@test80 /root]#

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-16 00:19:59 UTC
this has been fixed in a later initscripts release.


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