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Bug 281

Summary: init.d/functions status() grep for pid can fail
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: bjn
Component: basesystemAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 5.2CC: rvokal
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Description bjn 1998-12-03 20:29:18 UTC
The init.d functions script has a shell function called
status().  In the course of getting the status of a daemon
it must find its pid.

If pidof fails, it does a "ps | grep" to find it.  However,
the grep process itself shows up in the output.  This is
a common pitfall with this method; the usual remedy is to
add "| grep -v grep" in the pipeline to strip it out.

Patch en route.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-03 20:59:59 UTC
This bug has been assigned to a developer.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1998-12-06 20:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 314 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-21 17:29:59 UTC
This has been fixed in a slightly different way in the
development version of initscripts.