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Bug 56598 - stale /var/run/amd.pid file breaks amd startup script.
stale /var/run/amd.pid file breaks amd startup script.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: am-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-11-21 12:07 EST by Eugene Kanter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-25 13:54:34 EDT
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Description Eugene Kanter 2001-11-21 12:07:45 EST
Description of Problem:

The root cause: amd does not remove its /var/run/amd.pid file when asked 
to exit.

The result:

impossible to start/restart amd using /etc/rc.d/init.d/amd scripts.

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


How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. stop amd: service amd stop
2. start amd from command line: amd -F /etc/amd.conf
3. stop amd from command line: kill -TERM `cat /var/run/amd.pid`
4. attempt to restart amd: service amd restart: nothing happends:
Stopping amd:
Starting amd:
5. service amd status:

amd dead but pid file exists

Actual Results:

see above.

Expected Results:

service amd restart should be able to recover from "amd dead but pid file 
exists" situation.
Comment 1 Eugene Kanter 2005-08-28 16:54:53 EDT
This bug was CLOSED RAWHIDE without providing fixed package version. Please add
minimum description of what was done.

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