Bug 521613 - 'service autofs restart' fails after upgrade
Summary: 'service autofs restart' fails after upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian Kent
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-07 09:18 UTC by Anders Blomdell
Modified: 2009-12-18 11:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 09:42:36 UTC

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Description Anders Blomdell 2009-09-07 09:18:26 UTC
Description of problem:

After upgrading from autofs-5.0.4-36.i586 to autofs-5.0.4-38.i586, 'service autofs restart' fails to restart automounter.

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

How reproducible:

Always until reboot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install autofs-5.0.4-36.i586 and start automounter
2. Upgrade to autofs-5.0.4-38.i586 without rebooting
3. service autofs restart
Actual results:

# service autofs restart
Stopping automount:                                        [  OK  ]
Starting automount: automount: program is already running.
                                                           [  OK  ]

Expected results:

# service autofs restart
Stopping automount:                                        [  OK  ]
Starting automount:                                        [  OK  ]

Additional info:

The reason is that /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs uses 'pidof /usr/sbin/automount', and after upgrade the running automount process is referring to the same inode as the new /usr/sbin/automount.

Comment 1 Anders Blomdell 2009-09-12 17:04:07 UTC
OOPS, the last paragraph should of course be:

The reason is that /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs uses 'pidof /usr/sbin/automount',
and after upgrade the running automount process is NOT referring to the same inode
as the new /usr/sbin/automount.

Comment 2 Ian Kent 2009-09-14 05:47:33 UTC
Yeah, I think that pidof is broken.
I think that changing it to use ps and grep should work OK.


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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 09:42:36 UTC
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
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Comment 5 Anders Blomdell 2009-12-18 09:56:08 UTC
Bug still exists in Fedora-11

Comment 6 Ian Kent 2009-12-18 10:53:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Bug still exists in Fedora-11  

Are you sure, it should have been fixed in autofs-5.0.4-47.

Comment 7 Anders Blomdell 2009-12-18 11:41:15 UTC
Sorry, yes it works. I looked at the code, saw tha pidof was still there, but missed the fact that it was 'pidof $prog' instead of 'pidof $DAEMON'. I humbly apologize.

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