Bug 55326 - chkconfig documentation wrong
chkconfig documentation wrong
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-cg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tammy Fox
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2001-10-29 14:01 EST by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Description Michael Schwendt 2001-10-29 14:01:56 EST
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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 13:59:27 EST
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have released
a docs errata for it.

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