[lsb-discuss] restart behavior (initscript)

Mark Hatle fray at mvista.com
Thu Aug 14 09:03:31 PDT 2003


Tobias Burnus wrote:
> 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:

Minor nitpick... but..

> --- 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

+is known not to be operational after a restart or reloca, the script 
may return

> +an error without doing any further action.
>  </PARA>

I just want to make sure it's clear to someone coming in that (at this 
point) the atomic action of those items is not the normal behavior, but 
if it's available they should use it.  I'm not sure if what I wrote 
helps with that...

--Mark





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