Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15343
incorrect pid files
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
There are two problems with pid files:
1. Pid file has some garbage in the end.
there is a line after process with a garbage.
Same thing with nmbd.pid
2. In RedHat 7.0 beta stores samba pid file in
This is wrong, because all scripts
( like /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb and others)
use standard redhat functions
like killproc and etc.
All these functions use a fuction
pidofproc from /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
which always uses /var/run/programname.pid
to read process id from. This way samba scripts
often do not work correctly.
Put pid file back to /var/run/ where it should be.
Can this problem be fixed before the release?
when moving pid files to /var/run
do not fordet to change /etc/logrotate.d/samba
where cat /var/lock/samba/*.pid
should be replaced to
cat /var/log/smbd.pid /var/log/nmbd.pid
samba want to store the pid files in it's lock directory, so I'll let it
continue doing that - the pid files should be specified with pidfile: lines in
the initscript, and this is added in 2.2.0-2.