cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d Makefile lockd nfslocking statd

Mike Makonnen mtm at FreeBSD.Org
Fri Aug 17 11:29:00 PDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 10:57:17AM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> Mike Makonnen <mtm at> writes:
> >   Log:
> >   The rc.d/nfslocking file controls two servers: rpc.statd and rpc.lockd. It worked well
> >   in most cases, except one. The 'restart' case was not working as expected. Specifically,
> >   it would stop both lockd and statd, but it would restart only statd (which appears first
> >   in the script). This is because rc.subr(8) contains code to guard against infinite
> >   recursion in the 'restart' casae.
> >   
> >   To fix this use the traditional approach of controlling only one server from one script by
> >   breaking out rc.d/nfslocking into its contituent parts: rc.d/lockd and rc.d/statd. Keep
> >   rc.d/nfslocking around but don't include it in the boot rcorder(8)ing.
> Wouldn't it have been better to name them rpc_lockd and rpc_statd, to
> match their rc.conf variables?

I considered that, but decided against it because the other rpc.* commands
dont' follow that convention either:

command         rc.conf(5) knob         rc.d script
-------         ---------------         -----------
rpc.ypupdated   rpc_ypupdated_enable    ypupdated
rpc.ypxfrd      nis_ypxfrd_enable       ypxfrd
rpc.yppasswdd   nis_yppasswdd_enable    yppasswdd

It might be worth it to standardize these one way or the other for 8.0.
Actually, now that I think about it there are quite a few other similar
scripts and knobs which should probably be synced with the server names.

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