Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47596
/sbin/service named start doesn't recognize running copy
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
Running '/sbin/service named start' spawns additional copies of named
every time the command is run. The new copies recognize (and log
to /var/messages) that the port is in use, but do not exit - this can fill
up the machine with processes (and threads on SMP) quickly.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run '/sbin/service named start'
Actual Results: Spawns additional copies of named each time the command
is run (one thread per CPU and per port on which named is listening).
Expected Results: Should recognize that named is already running and not
spawn additional programs.
[root@copper RPMS]# rpm -q bind caching-nameserver
Standard 7.1 system. I marked the bug as normal priority even though it's
pretty easy to bring down a machine with linuxconf (because it keeps
Fixed in 9.1.3-3
I have seen this problem also