Bug 15343 - incorrect pid files
Summary: incorrect pid files
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-08-04 02:04 UTC by mal
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-07 19:10:21 UTC
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Description mal 2000-08-04 02:04:31 UTC
There are two problems with pid files:

1. Pid file has some garbage in the end.
less /var/lock/samba/smbd.pid 
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 
/var/lock/samba/ directory.
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.

Comment 1 mal 2000-08-18 15:59:12 UTC
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

Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-18 16:17:16 UTC
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.

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