bugThe GNU Hurd - Bugs: bug #20656, Init machinery: ``kill -HUP 1''


bug #20656: Init machinery: ``kill -HUP 1''

Submitted by:  Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Submitted on:  Wed 01 Aug 2007 11:20:03 PM UTC  
Category: HurdSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Standard Compliance
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
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Open/Closed: OpenReproducibility: Every Time
Size (loc): NonePlanned Release: None
Effort: 0.00
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Wed 01 Aug 2007 11:20:03 PM UTC, original submission:

On UNIXy system, ``kill -HUP 1'' is sometimes being used to inform the `init' process that `/etc/inittab' should be re-read. Doing so on a Hurd system will get you an endlessly looping output like this on the console:

Resource lost
/libexec/runsystem: line 116: /bin/sh: (ipc/send) invalid port right
Resource lost
/libexec/runsystem: /libexec/rc: /bin/bash: bad interpreter: (ipc/send) invalid port right

The system is still usable, but very slowly. Rebooting helps...

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
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