Bug 79981 - nfslock init always OK for statd even when that is not the case.
nfslock init always OK for statd even when that is not the case.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-12-18 07:08 EST by Steve Dickson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-15 15:04:54 EDT
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Creates pipe between parent and child so correct status can be returned to rc init script (3.12 KB, patch)
2002-12-18 16:55 EST, Steve Dickson
no flags Details | Diff
Statd now correctly reports is startup status during boots (3.12 KB, patch)
2003-01-08 13:08 EST, Steve Dickson
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Steve Dickson 2002-12-18 07:08:11 EST
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Description of problem:
The nfslock rc init script reports that
statd has successfully started which may 
or may not be the case.

The problem lies in the fact there
is no communication between the parent
and child process of statd.  

The statd immediately forks a child process
than exits with successful status. This child
process my or may not startup. If it doesn't start,
all NFS locking (via lockd) will fail (or wores
hang) which could mean different process could hang
or fail at different time making it difficult to debug.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.nfslock start
2.nfslock start
3.
   

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2002-12-18 16:55:37 EST
Created attachment 88798 [details]
Creates pipe between parent and child so correct status can be returned to rc init script
Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2003-01-08 13:08:27 EST
Created attachment 89217 [details]
Statd now correctly reports is startup status during boots
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2004-09-01 22:27:41 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2004-263.html

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