Bug 62679 - /etc/init.d/syslog doesn't properly implement reload
/etc/init.d/syslog doesn't properly implement reload
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-04 05:07 EST by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 16:36:39 EDT
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Description Boris Folgmann 2002-04-04 05:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
/etc/init.d/syslog help
pretends that it does not support reload. In fact reload is implemented as a
restart in /etc/init.d/syslog.

That is bad. Please implement reload as sending SIG_HUP to the syslogd. See man
syslogd for details.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
/etc/init.d/syslog reload


Actual Results:  The same as doing /etc/init.d/syslog restart

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-07 18:28:24 EDT
Very sorry for the long delay in responding to this bug.
Somehow this bug slipped through the cracks - I just discovered it
(I've recently taken over maintenance of the syslogd package).

I agree - the next version of syslogd (1.4.1-31+) will have an
initscript that supports the "reload" command by sending a SIGHUP
to syslogd.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 16:36:39 EDT
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Powertools are currently no longer supported by Red
Hat, Inc. In an effort to clean up bugzilla, we are closing all bugs in MODIFIED
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However, we do want to make sure that nothing important slips through the
cracks. If, in fact, these issues are not resolved in a current Fedora Core
Release (such as Fedora Core 5), please open a new issues stating so. Thanks.

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