Bug 679 - Can't Ctrl-C system daemons which are stuck on DNS queries
Can't Ctrl-C system daemons which are stuck on DNS queries
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release (Show other bugs)
5.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-03 17:11 EST by aa8vb
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-04 15:33:02 EST
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Description aa8vb 1999-01-03 17:11:38 EST
Redhat 5.2 system daemons (e.g. sendmail, etc.) cannot
be aborted/skipped by hitting Ctrl-C while they are starting
up like you can on FreeBSD.

Background:  Several system daemons in addition to sendmail
hang for several minutes when DNS is not properly configured
(for example, in the process of setting up a new Redhat
box), so without being able to skip these daemons on
startup, the user has to wait 10-15 minutes before the
machine is usable again, or perform an unsafe boot ("hit
the reset button") and risk file system corruption.
You ought to be able to hit Ctrl-C on the console to
terminate these processes and continue boot-up without
having to wait 1/4 hour to get to the prompt.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-04 15:33:59 EST
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been noted and will be considered
for future Red Hat releases.

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