Bug 616852 - Wrong exit status code in initscript
Summary: Wrong exit status code in initscript
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemtap   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Frank Ch. Eigler
QA Contact: qe-baseos-tools
Keywords: RHELNAK
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Blocks: 633349
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Reported: 2010-07-21 14:33 UTC by Michal Fabry
Modified: 2011-05-13 12:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-22 21:35:02 UTC
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Description Michal Fabry 2010-07-21 14:33:47 UTC
Problem with exit status code when restarting stopped service:

# service systemtap status
one is stopped
# service systemtap restart

Starting systemtap: [WARNING]
# echo $?
According to [1] there should be exit code 7 (program is not running) and not 5 (program is not installed).

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FCNewInit/Initscripts

Comment 2 Michal Fabry 2010-07-21 14:50:05 UTC
I also overlooked wrong exit code when someone with insufficient rights is trying to restart service. It should return 4 (user had insufficient privilege) and not 1.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-21 14:58:10 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 6 Frank Ch. Eigler 2010-11-22 21:31:27 UTC
These appear to be minor inconsistencies with standards that assume that some of the error conditions are easier to tell apart than it is for us in stap land.

Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-11-22 21:35:02 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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