Bug 325511 - Wrong return code from init script
Summary: Wrong return code from init script
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tog-pegasus   
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Version: 4.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
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Depends On: 245337
Blocks: 326281
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Reported: 2007-10-09 20:13 UTC by David Kovalsky
Modified: 2014-03-31 23:44 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0677
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 19:34:09 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0677 normal SHIPPED_LIVE tog-pegasus bug fix update 2008-07-23 14:54:04 UTC

Description David Kovalsky 2007-10-09 20:13:57 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #245337 +++

.qa.[root@amd64-4as tps]# service tog-pegasus start
Starting up CIM server:                                    [  OK  ]
.qa.[root@amd64-4as tps]# service tog-pegasus stop
Shutting down CIM server:                                  [  OK  ]
.qa.[root@amd64-4as tps]# service tog-pegasus stop
Shutting down CIM server:                                  [FAILED]
.qa.[root@amd64-4as tps]# echo $?

This return code is wrong. It should either be 7 (according to

.qa.[root@amd64-4as tps]# rpm -q tog-pegasus

Comment 2 David Kovalsky 2007-10-10 12:30:38 UTC
Also the return code of the status command is wrong when the pid file exists:

# Make sure tog-pegasus service is started and
# set the immutable attribute so that the pid file does not get removed
# or you just create the pid file while the service is stopped

.qa.[root@ppcp-4as-bos ~]# service tog-pegasus start
Starting up CIM server:                                    [  OK  ]

.qa.[root@ppcp-4as-bos ~]# chattr +i /var/run/tog-pegasus/cimserver.pid

.qa.[root@ppcp-4as-bos ~]# service tog-pegasus stop
rm: cannot remove `/var/run/tog-pegasus/cimserver.pid': Operation not permitted
                                                           [  OK  ]

# Check the status
.qa.[root@ppcp-4as-bos ~]# service tog-pegasus status
CIM server is not running
.qa.[root@ppcp-4as-bos ~]# echo $?

According to http://intranet.corp.redhat.com/ic/intranet/InitscriptsSpec.html
this should be 1 - program is dead and /var/run pid file exists

Very similar with the lock file, where the return value should be 2.

Comment 3 David Kovalsky 2007-10-10 12:43:44 UTC
Another thing to think about is the return code of `service tog-pegasus stop'
which is 0 even if lock/run file is not removed. IMO this shouldn't be zero as
the shutdown wasn't 100% successful. 

Note that this isn't an artifical situation - this can simply happen when the
filesystem with /var is remounted read-only. 

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-11-29 03:57:09 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 19:34:09 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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