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Re: RFC init.d actions [force-]reload and non-running programs

Previously Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> Debian policy says:
>      `force-reload'
>       cause the configuration to be reloaded if the service
>       supports this, otherwise restart the service.
> So it is badly defined in policy, and behaviour is not determined if the
> service supports reloading, but it is not started.

How is that unclear? configuration reloading should be obvious,
and since you can't restart something that hasn't been started
the rest is just as obvious.


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