Bug 86142 - status() in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions does not distinguish daemons properly
status() in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions does not distinguish daemons properly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-03-14 15:34 EST by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-03 21:28:19 EDT
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Description Boris Folgmann 2003-03-14 15:34:14 EST
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Description of problem:
status seems to call pidof daemon_file_name instead of pidof

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/cyrus/bin/master is running 
2. /usr/libexec/postfix/master is NOT running
3. Try /etc/init.d/postfix status

Actual Results:  postfix is reported as running!

Expected Results:  postfix should be reported as not running, because
/usr/cyrus/bin/master is not /usr/libexec/postfix/master

Additional info:

I suggest to save the pid to a file when the daemon is started and then do
something like ps|grep pid to check if the exact same instance is still running.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-03 21:28:19 EDT
I believe this is fixed in current initscripts, such as those shipped with Red
Hat Linux 9.

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