Bug 9729 - Minor bug (?) in the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
Minor bug (?) in the file /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 9727
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-02-23 17:21 EST by david
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-23 18:28:56 EST
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Description david 2000-02-23 17:21:24 EST
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
running.

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 18:28:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9727 ***

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