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Bug 1006

Summary: Extend wait in killproc in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kenn
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 5.2CC: kenn, rvokal
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Description kenn 1999-01-31 17:19:21 UTC
--- functions.dist      Thu Oct 15 17:07:52 1998
+++ functions   Fri Jan 29 02:28:29 1999
@@ -72,8 +72,11 @@
                        kill -TERM $pid
                        usleep 100000
                        if ps h $pid >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
-                               sleep 3
-                               kill -KILL $pid
+                               sleep 1
+                               if ps h $pid >/dev/null 2>&1
; then
+                                       sleep 2
+                                       kill -KILL $pid
+                               fi
                # use specified level only

I have some daemons that take longer than 0.1sec to die
after the SIGTERM.  Rather than waiting for 3 secs and then
either getting an error message "no such pid" from kill or
going for the jugular, I suggest that we wait for one more
second and check again.  This way most killproc's take
0.1secs, some might take 1sec, and only rarely will it take
3 secs.

It also reduces the number of unsightly 'no such pid' errors
when shutting down.  (I really hate seeing error messages,
even if they are harmless :-)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-05 17:34:59 UTC
fixed in initscripts-3.84.