[Bug 1246245] Re: proftpd service failed to restart
Francesco Paolo Lovergine
frankie at debian.org
Wed Mar 19 09:27:39 UTC 2014
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 02:11:36AM -0000, joelparkerhenderson wrote:
> Thanks Merlijn, your patch works. IMHO your patch is a good way to
> really fix the race condition.
Sorry, not. Adding sleeping seconds is the wrong way of fixing initscripts.
You should instead use the provided interface in start-stop-daemon via --retry.
Francesco P. Lovergine
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proftpd service failed to restart
Status in “proftpd-dfsg” package in Ubuntu:
proftpd-basic 1.3.5~rc3-2 from Ubuntu 13.10
Init script from proftpd-basic package contains the BUG: when you run
/etc/init.d/proftpd restart it fails because of there is the race
between pidfile removal and start() which checks pidfile existency:
ProFTPD is started in standalone mode, currently running.
root at aa:~# /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
* Stopping ftp server proftpd [ OK ]
* Starting ftp server proftpd [ OK ]
root at aa:~# /etc/init.d/proftpd status
ProFTPD is started in standalone mode, currently not running.
the next workaround helps:
--- /etc/init.d/proftpd.orig 2013-10-30 13:52:46.791265726 +0400
+++ /etc/init.d/proftpd 2013-10-30 13:52:57.456265698 +0400
@@ -107,6 +107,7 @@
if [ -f "$PIDFILE" ]; then
start-stop-daemon --stop --signal $SIGNAL --quiet --pidfile "$PIDFILE"
+ sleep 1
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
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