F13: services marked as disabled, are shown to be running.

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 02:25:30 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 18:39 -0700, JD wrote:
> On 08/22/2010 01:38 PM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> > JD,
> >
> > It's possible that system-config-services is not working correctly. As
> > an alternative, use chkconfig to look at the default startup status for
> > each of those services:
> > # chkconfig --list | grep akmods
> > akmods          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
> $ chkconfig --list | grep akmods
> akmods             0:off    1:off    2:off    3:off    4:off    5:off    
> 6:off
> ditto with the rest:  capi hsqldb isdn jetty lm_sensors racoon sandbox 
> vmware zvbid
> So, I still cannot explain this.
> For example, capi is reported by system-config-services as running,
> BUT:
> $ sudo service capi status
> capi not installed - Connection timed out (110)
> So, how could it be reported as running.
> akmod is also reported as running and ther is not S*akmods in any of
> /etc/rc[0123455].d
> also, hsqldb is disabled, yet it is reported as running,
> same as isdn, jetty, lm_sensors, racoon, sandbox, vmware, zvbid
> In summary, system-config-services cannot be relied on to correctly 
> report what services are running or, disabled, or stopped.

A service can be disabled (i.e. not enabled) in a run level, yet have
been started by something else, perhaps inadvertently.  Before declaring
s-c-s to be buggy, it would be important to discover if these things
actually *are* running or not, using ps, and if so what their parent
processes are.


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