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Bug 72217 - ssh sessions hang after running "service"
ssh sessions hang after running "service"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-21 20:03 EDT by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 16:15:46 EDT
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Description Pete Zaitcev 2002-08-21 20:03:56 EDT
Description of Problem:

Certain daemons forget to close their descriptors.
The initlog (process.c) closes stderr and stdout but
forgets stdin. Thus, login sessions fail to exist if
/sbin/service was executed.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into a remote server, not running NFS by default.
2. Type "service nfs start"
3. Try to log out

Actual Results:

Login session hangs due to attached stdin in a daemon.

Expected Results:

Login sessions ending normally.

Additional Information:
The code around process.c:runCommand() is not maintainable.
Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2002-08-21 20:14:25 EDT
This can be worked around with a simple patch to the script,
but it seems proper to fix the problem in initlog, in order
to avoid surprises in the future.

--- ./etc/rc.d/init.d/functions.0	Wed Feb  6 20:05:59 2002
+++ ./etc/rc.d/init.d/functions	Wed Aug 21 17:09:07 2002
@@ -136,9 +136,9 @@
 	# And start it up.
 	if [ -z "$user" ]; then
   $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*"
   $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*" </dev/null
   $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "su -s /bin/bash - $user -c \"$*\""
   $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "su -s /bin/bash - $user -c \"$*\"" </dev/null
 	[ "$?" -eq 0 ] && success $"$base startup" || failure $"$base startup"
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 16:15:46 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
Realistically, daemons should be fixed.

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