Description of problem:
the logrotate file shipped with net-snmp performs
/sbin/service snmpd condrestart
when a restart involves temporary loss of service. Shouldn't it be calling for a reload since the HUP handler DTRT.
/sbin/service snmpd reload
The whole snmpd logrotate config is a bit weird, it rotates /var/log/snmpd.log, but snmpd uses syslog (/var/log/messages) by default. I guess removing it is not the best thing to do, some customers might use it, but -HUP should not do any harm:
/bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/snmpd.pid 2> /dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true
BTW, the logrotate config was removed in Fedora and RHEL 6.
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