#1080 closed defect (wontfix)

smartd.service: Use Type=forking to wait for successful initialisation

Reported by: Christian Franke Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: smartd Version: 6.6
Keywords: linux Cc:

Description

From Debian Bug 865912:

Forking to the background (Type=forking) is the recommended way to signal to systemd that a daemon has initialized successfully and is ready for operation; at least for daemons without explicit systemd
support (Type=notify).

In this particular case, "systemd restart smartd" will give immediate feedback of a failure if the user makes a mistake in /etc/smartd.conf.

Proposed patch:

  • smartd.service.in

     
    66[Service]
     7Type=forking
    78EnvironmentFile=-/usr/local/etc/sysconfig/smartmontools
    8 ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/smartd -n $smartd_opts
     9ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/smartd $smartd_opts
    910ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by Christian Franke

Keywords: linux added

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by Christian Franke

If Type=forking is used, ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID requires PIDFile=... and smartd option -p ....

See also ticket #1081.

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by Christian Franke

Milestone: undecided
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

No longer needed as Type=notify is now supported, see ticket #1081.

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