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Re: is it OK for invoke-rc.d stop not to stop?

On 20-Apr-04, 09:34 (CDT), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote: 
> BTW, anyone using start-stop-daemon -exec for *stop* fix your scripts
> immediately.  NEVER USE -exec FOR STOP.  If the binary was prelinked, or
> upgraded, or changed in any way since it was started, -exec will cause it
> not to be stopped.

But the point of accepting -exec for stop is that it prevents killing
of a random process that happens to have the same PID as a daemon that
crashed or otherwise didn't clean up its PID file. It also allows you to
kill a daemon that doesn't have a PID file.

I agree that it has the problems you state, but I'm not convinced you're
correct that it's an error.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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