|Summary:||Can't Ctrl-C system daemons which are stuck on DNS queries|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||aa8vb|
|Component:||redhat-release||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-01-04 20:33:02 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description aa8vb 1999-01-03 22:11:38 UTC
Redhat 5.2 system daemons (e.g. sendmail, etc.) cannot be aborted/skipped by hitting Ctrl-C while they are starting up like you can on FreeBSD. Background: Several system daemons in addition to sendmail hang for several minutes when DNS is not properly configured (for example, in the process of setting up a new Redhat box), so without being able to skip these daemons on startup, the user has to wait 10-15 minutes before the machine is usable again, or perform an unsafe boot ("hit the reset button") and risk file system corruption. You ought to be able to hit Ctrl-C on the console to terminate these processes and continue boot-up without having to wait 1/4 hour to get to the prompt.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-04 20:33:59 UTC
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been noted and will be considered for future Red Hat releases.