rc functions don't allow processes to shutdown

Tobias Roth freebsd.lists at fsck.ch
Fri Aug 31 10:38:01 PDT 2007

Sean Bruno wrote:
> I noticed that if rc.conf has ntpd_enable="NO", an invocation of
> /etc/rc.d/ntpd stop won't actually shut down ntpd.  I checked a couple
> of other processes(like net-snmp) and noted the same behavior.
> I would have expected that rc would be able to invoke the stop routines
> if a utility is disabled, but apparently the check for enabled/disabled
> occurs much too early in the rc handling functions for the stop to fire
> off.
> I could investigate further, as I am sure that it's a fairly easy fix to
> allow the stop functions to be invoked regardless of the enable/disable
> state. 
> Does it make sense to anyone else that the rc functions should be able
> to shutdown a process when it has been disabled in rc.conf?

/etc/rc.d/ntpd forcestop

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