[lsb-discuss] restart behavior (initscript)
tobias.burnus at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Aug 14 09:53:22 PDT 2003
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Mark Hatle wrote:
> > +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
> 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...
Well, I think you change is an improvement. I don't know whether it is
ready for an ISO standard like this, though.
--- initactions.sgml 12 Aug 2003 21:31:28 -0000 1.10
+++ initactions.sgml 14 Aug 2003 16:52:59 -0000
@@ -33,7 +33,10 @@
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
+is known not be operational after a restart or reload, the script may return
+an error without any further action.
These executable files shall not fail obscurely when the configuration
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