MailScanner restart fails?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 14 17:07:02 GMT 2002

At 16:53 14/11/2002, you wrote:
>Le jeu 14/11/2002 à 11:34, Julian Field a écrit :
> > >And when I try to restart MailScanner it gives this output:
> > >
> > >[root at linuxgw rules]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner restart
> > >Shutting down MailScanner daemons:
> > >          MailScanner:       We haven't got any child processes, which
> > >isn't right!, No child processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 191.
> > >We have just tried to reap a process which wasn't one of ours!, No child
> > >processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 194.
> >
> > This is down to the exact order in which the processes are shut down. I
> > have removed this error message from the next release as it causes 
> confusion.
>I don't believe that not printing the error message will make things OK
>since a restart does a stop followed by a start and the start can't
>succeed unless the stop has stopped all processes (which it doesn't).

The error messages you included didn't imply that the stop didn't stop 
I know there are problems with the init.d script, it's far from perfect. I 
need to build a whole range of machines with different versions of 
different distributions installed, to sort this out. That takes time... 
(and requires me to be in my office).
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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