Bug 190894 - Unable to stop spamass-milter
Unable to stop spamass-milter
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spamass-milter (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Howarth
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-05-05 20:54 EDT by Stuart
Modified: 2012-04-08 03:49 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.3.1-2.fc3
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Last Closed: 2006-05-08 04:45:06 EDT
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Description Stuart 2006-05-05 20:54:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Attepmpting to do a "service spamass-milter stop" fails - spamass-milter is 
killed, but automatically restarted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. With service running, issue "service spamass-milter stop" as superuser.
2. Stop reports success.
3. Check list of active process/root's email & see that /usr/sbin/spamass-
milter-wrapper automatically restarted the milter.

Expected results:
A controlable service.

Additional info:
/usr/sbin/spamass-milter-wrapper checks for /var/lock/subsys/spamass-milter to 
determine if the service is to stop or if the milter 
crashed.  /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamass-milter does not unlink this file before 
killing the process.

Possible resolution:
Patch /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamass-milter as follows:
>       rm -f /var/lock/subsys/spamass-milter
<       [ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/lock/subsys/spamass-milter
Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2006-05-07 06:31:32 EDT
I can't actually reproduce this error here, but I can see the race condition and
how it could happen. I also agree with your suggested fix, which I'll make shortly.
Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2006-05-08 04:45:06 EDT
The update has now reached the mirrors, so this should be fixed now. Please
repoen the bug if there's still an issue.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-04-08 03:49:25 EDT
gdesklets-0.36.3-6.1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

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