|Summary:||lpd hangs if printer is turned off, and print jobs are pending|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||pere|
|Component:||lpr||Assignee:||Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||5.2||CC:||dan, jon, multisupport, per.starback, tomc|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-27 20:03:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description pere 1999-04-26 11:25:29 UTC
Using RedHat 5.2 and lpr 0.33. During reboot, and when ever lpd is started, lpd will hang without collecting print jobs, if the following is true: - One of the network printers in /etc/printcap is turned off - There is print jobs waiting to be sent to this printer After reading thru the source, I discovered that lpd will try to empty the queue before starting to receive new print jobs. If one of the printers is down, it will never make contact with it, and lpd will hang forever.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-24 20:22:59 UTC
*** Bug 2416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** I have several systems running 5.2 RH Linux on an Intel platform and it seems that the systems which have remote printers configured on them have problems bringin the lpd services back online after a shutdown. I have noticed several articles on this while searching the FAQs but there does not seem to be a solution for it. Here is what I find when I reboot one of these systems if i go out and look for all the lpd processes I find the current process and the previous process still hanging out there. If I go into the /var/spool/lpd/ directory and more out the lpd.lock file it still contains the old PID from the previous boot. If i remove this file and kill all the lpd processes and remove any hung print jobs and then restart the lpd process and run <lpc restart> on the printers it seems to be fine. I have hacked the lpd script in /etc/rc.d/init.d and have it removing the lpd.lock file when the system is shutdown and have it doing an extra killproc on all lpd processes when the system starts back up and this seemed to work on one clien's system but only once. I can be reached at 281-922-4222 ex 134 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your time!
Comment 2 Tom Cross 1999-05-24 20:30:59 UTC
I had these exact problems until I upgraded to lpr-0.36 on email@example.com's web page. I had trouble with lpr-0.36 running on my RedHat 5.2 box, but it appears to work just fine in RedHat 6.0 with lpr-0.36.
Comment 3 Daniel Rogers 1999-07-31 00:01:59 UTC
Also, it attempts to contact the remote lpds before listening on its port and socket. This means that if two systems print to each other and both reboot at the same time, neither lpd will come back up.
Comment 4 Preston Brown 1999-08-27 20:03:59 UTC
this has been resolved by lpd 0.36 and later.
Comment 5 M Glass 2001-04-27 14:47:49 UTC
This bug still exists/has resurface in the latest lpr-0.50-(4 to 7.6.x) package for RH 6.2. The problem is that if a printer is down, the startup() procedure never returns because it is blocking on waitpid(). The child process never exits because it keeps getting a network error (host unreachable) that causes it to continually retry. Thus the two listening sockets are not created, noone prints, etc...