Bug 9727 - Minor bug (?) in the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
Summary: Minor bug (?) in the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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: 9728 9729 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-02-23 22:21 UTC by david
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-28 20:49:08 UTC
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Description david 2000-02-23 22:21:24 UTC
The mechanism used to detect if a daemon is still running is incompatible
with sendmail.  When sendmail has any number of active connections, the
command '/etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail restart' cannot be used to restart
sendmail, since the 'daemon' function thinks that sendmail is still

The problem is one of basic logic... when a deamon is stopped, its
/var/run/xxx.pid file is unlinked.  Without that file however, you don't
know which process is the parent and which are the children.

I'm not sure if this is a 'bug' or if there is simply no way to do this
'correctly', but whatever the case, it is annoying. :-)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-23 23:28:59 UTC
*** Bug 9729 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-23 23:29:59 UTC
*** Bug 9728 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-28 20:49:59 UTC
This is hard to fix in the current framework; we'll look
at ways to resolve this in a future release.

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