Bug 474570 - Incorrect exit codes from nfs init script
Incorrect exit codes from nfs init script
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Martin Jenner
Depends On: 431891
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Reported: 2008-12-04 09:20 EST by Jeff Moyer
Modified: 2009-05-18 15:02 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0955 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: nfs-utils security and bug fix update 2009-05-18 09:24:03 EDT

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Description Jeff Moyer 2008-12-04 09:20:41 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #431891 +++

Description of problem:

/etc/init.d/nfs start fails (exit with a non-zero exit code) if nfs is already

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a export entry in /etc/exports
2. Run /etc/init.d/nfs start
3. Run /etc/init.d/nfs start again
Actual results:
Starting NFS services:  [  OK  ]
Starting NFS quotas: [  OK  ]
Starting NFS daemon: [FAILED]

Exitcode 1

Expected results:

Exitcode 0

Additional info:

The LSB specification
states that start on an already started service should be considdered success,
and return exit code 0.

It appears this has already been fixed in Fedora. The initscript in
nfs-utils-1.1.0-6.fc8 adheres to LSB.

--- Additional comment from steved@redhat.com on 2008-09-16 14:41:39 EDT ---

fixed in nfs-utils-1.0.9-34
Comment 1 Jeff Moyer 2008-12-04 09:21:46 EST
In our case, a regression test does a 'service nfs stop' to ensure that no nfs daemon is running.  If no daemon was running, the init script returns failure.
Comment 6 Steve Dickson 2009-03-06 08:27:27 EST
Fixed in nfs-utils-1.0.6-90.EL4
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 15:02:53 EDT
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
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