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

On Sun, 14 Jul 2002, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > it is not, it can eighter start it or leave it stopped. Most scripts do the
> > first.
> Only starting is not restarting, but starting. Leaving it stopped means

Yes, restarting is indeed the same as starting as long as something is
stopped in the first place. That's how it is defined for init scripts (even
if it certainly is not so in proper English).

We should clarify policy, then. And file bugs against all packages that
implement force-reload incorrectly, or do not implement it (since
implementation of force-reload is mandatory).

I will *gladly* second, or even propose such change. It kills the need for a
'maybe-restart' thing.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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