Bug 55326 - chkconfig documentation wrong
Summary: chkconfig documentation wrong
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-cg   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tammy Fox
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2001-10-29 19:01 UTC by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-29 20:25:52 UTC
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Description Michael Schwendt 2001-10-29 19:01:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011012

Description of problem:
The big fat warning at the bottom of the documentation page for "chkconfig"
does NOT apply to xinetd driven services. Running chkconfig on xinetd
services sends a SIGUSR2 to xinetd which causes it to perform a hard
reconfiguration with immediate (!) effects. The "service xinetd restart" is
NOT necessary.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhl-cg(EN)-7.2-HTML-RHI (2001-08-30T14:29-0400)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. tail -f /var/log/messages
2. chkconfig pop3s off
3. chkconfig pop3s on

Observe how xinetd is sent a SIGUSR2 signal which causes hard
reconfiguration. Service "pop3s" from the example is available immediately.

Additional info: bottom of "man xinetd" covers xinetd hard reconfiguration

Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2001-10-30 18:59:27 UTC
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have released
a docs errata for it.

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