Bug 74947 - xfs restart causes font server to hang
xfs restart causes font server to hang
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-02 19:59 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-02 19:59:26 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-02 19:59:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
If the xfs server is restarted,
/sbin/service xfs restart
then the font server hangs, i.e. running xlsfonts says that pattern "*" is

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2./sbin/service xfs restart

Actual Results:  pattern "*" unmatched

Expected Results:  list of installed fonts

Additional info:

Seems to fix itself after loginning out and then back in again.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-10-03 06:02:15 EDT
Wrong command...  service xfs restart

The proper way, is to do:  service xfs reload

"restart" means "stop xfs entirely, then start it up again", and that
causes the xfs<->XFree86 connection to be broken, and fonts no longer

"reload" on the other hand means "xfs, please reread your configuration
and try to pick up my changes".

Closing as NOTABUG.

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