Calling restart on init script does not restart daemon

Bug #1097523 reported by Tom Grace on 2013-01-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
389-ds-base (Ubuntu)
Timo Aaltonen

Bug Description


restarting the daemon instance doesn't always work properly

[Test Case]

configure an instance, try restarting it

[Regression Potential]

low, it's verified to work on a later release


When calling /etc/init.d/dirsrv restart the daemon doesn't fully shutdown after stop before start is called. The effect of this is that the service will stop if started and vice-versa. Adding a sleep between stop and start seems to fix this issue, though is probably not the right answer. The init script in RHEL/CentOS appears to work correctly, and is attached in case it is helpful.

root@server:~# /etc/init.d/dirsrv restart
 * Starting 389 DS instance core1: ... [ OK ]
root@server:~# [08/Jan/2013:19:56:24 +0000] - 389-Directory/ B2013.04.31 starting up
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:24 +0000] - slapd started. Listening on All Interfaces port 389 for LDAP requests

root@server:~# /etc/init.d/dirsrv restart
 * Shutting down 389 DS instance core1: ... [ OK ]
 * Starting 389 DS instance core1: ... [ OK ]
root@server:~# [08/Jan/2013:19:56:28 +0000] createprlistensockets - PR_Bind() on All Interfaces port 389 failed: Netscape Portable Runtime error -5982 (Local Network address is in use.)
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - slapd shutting down - signaling operation threads
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - slapd shutting down - waiting for 2 threads to terminate
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - slapd shutting down - closing down internal subsystems and plugins
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - Waiting for 4 database threads to stop
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - All database threads now stopped
[08/Jan/2013:19:56:27 +0000] - slapd stopped.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

I believe this is fixed in a later release,

Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

could you try the attached initscript, move it as /etc/init.d/dirsrv

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

it's working for me on raring, which has the new script

Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton)
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

verified the fix is correct, so closing for raring

Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2013-02-08
Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium

Hello Tom, or anyone else affected,

Accepted 389-ds-base into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

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Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

I tested this using and it appears to work correctly. Test was: running the following for 5 mins without error:
while true; do /etc/init.d/dirsrv restart ; sleep 1 ; ps -ef | grep dir || break; done

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2013-03-12
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package 389-ds-base -

389-ds-base ( precise; urgency=low

  * 389-ds-base.config: Removed, there is no debconf template.
    (LP: #1022718)
  * dirsrv.init: Fix stop() to remove the pidfile only when the process
    is finished. (LP: #1097523)
 -- Timo Aaltonen <email address hidden> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:02:58 +0200

Changed in 389-ds-base (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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