[lsb-discuss] restart behavior (initscript)

Tobias Burnus tobias.burnus at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Aug 14 08:34:53 PDT 2003


Hi,

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Ademar de Souza Reis Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:05:19AM -0500, Mark Hatle wrote:
> > Ademar de Souza Reis Jr. wrote:
> > >I agree that it could be atomic, and I'm about to change our internal
> > >policy to *enforce* that behavior when possible.
> > >
> > >If it's a consensus, It would be nice to add a note like this to the "Init
> > >Script Actions" document (sorry for not providing a patch):

How about:

--- initactions.sgml    12 Aug 2003 21:31:28 -0000      1.10
+++ initactions.sgml    14 Aug 2003 15:29:25 -0000
@@ -33,7 +33,10 @@
 <PARA>
 If a service reloads its configuration automatically (as in the case
 of cron, for example), the reload option of the init file shall
-behave as if the configuration has been reloaded successfully.
+behave as if the configuration has been reloaded successfully. The restart,
+try-restart, reload and force-reload action may be atomic; i.e. if a service
+will not be operational after a restart or reload, the script may return
+an error without doing any further action.
 </PARA>


Tobias





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