named already running?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Feb 16 22:28:57 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-16 22:56, Andrea Venturoli <ml.diespammer at> wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm getting this on several different 6.x servers:
> > # sh /etc/rc.d/named restart
> > Stopping named.
> > named already running? (pid=xxx).
> and named won't restart; if I then
> > # sh /etc/rc.d/named start
> > Starting named.
> it works fine.
> Is this happening to other people? What could be the reason?
> It's nothing critical, only a bit annoying, but I'm curious...

yes.  I've seen it happen too.  I think it's a timing issue between the
process going away and the new named trying to start.  I haven't tried
to find the *real* cause of this, but it may be worth filing a problem
report, even if it's not a critical bug :)

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