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Bug 274432 - x11-apps/xinit: xdm init.d script: loathsome "Would send signal to xxxx" messages on stop (cosmetic)
Summary: x11-apps/xinit: xdm init.d script: loathsome "Would send signal to xxxx" mess...
Status: RESOLVED CANTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
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Reported: 2009-06-17 01:16 UTC by Richard Bromley
Modified: 2009-06-23 19:56 UTC (History)
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Description Richard Bromley 2009-06-17 01:16:58 UTC
In the xdm init.d script, in the "stop" function, start-stop-daemon --test is run on the display manager process before it terminates it. This produces a couple of loathsome messages in the console to the tune of "Would send signal to xxxx" where "xxxx" is a PID. These messages are of no interest to and should not by seen by end users. They are also extremely irritating.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run /etc/init.d/xdm start, if the "xdm" service is not running. An X server and a display manager must be properly set up first.

2. Run /etc/init.d/xdm stop, and note its output.

Actual Results:  
Tiresome messages were put out, and I was put out.

Expected Results:  
It should not have shown the messages.

I use GDM as my display manager. I do not think its specific version has any impact on this bug. The bug probably occurs with other display managers as well.
Comment 1 Richard Bromley 2009-06-17 01:20:43 UTC
$ emerge --info

Portage 2.1.6.13 (default/linux/x86/2008.0/desktop, gcc-4.3.2, glibc-2.8_p20080602-r1, 2.6.29-gentoo-r5 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: Linux-2.6.29-gentoo-r5-i686-Intel-R-_Pentium-R-_4_CPU_3.00GHz-with-glibc2.0
Timestamp of tree: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:00:01 +0000
ccache version 2.4 [enabled]
app-shells/bash:     3.2_p39
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.7
dev-lang/python:     2.5.4-r2
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r8
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r7
dev-util/cmake:      2.6.2-r1
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.11.1
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.6-r2
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.63
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10.2
sys-devel/binutils:  2.18-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.26
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.27-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86"
CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=prescott -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=prescott -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="ccache distlocks fixpackages parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unmerge-orphans userfetch"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://distfiles.gentoo.org http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo"
LANG="en_US"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_CONFIGROOT="/"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="X acl acpi alsa bash-completion berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo cdr cli cracklib crypt cups dbus dri dvd dvdr dvdread eds emboss encode esd evo fam firefox fortran gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk hal iconv ipv6 isdnlog jpeg kde ldap libnotify mad midi mikmod mmx mmxext mp3 mpeg mudflap ncurses nls nptl nptlonly ogg opengl openmp pam pcre pdf perl png ppds pppd python qt3 qt3support qt4 quicktime readline reflection samba sdl session spell spl sse sse2 ssl ssse3 startup-notification svg sysfs tcpd tiff truetype unicode usb vorbis win32codecs x86 xml xorg xulrunner xv zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1 emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
Unset:  CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, FFLAGS, INSTALL_MASK, LC_ALL, LINGUAS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS, PORTDIR_OVERLAY
Comment 2 Rémi Cardona gentoo-dev 2009-06-23 19:56:26 UTC
This is probably a baselayout-1 issue. In any case, this error message doesn't appear on any of the ~arch systems I could try.

FTR, this error message is not sent directly from the xdm init script so there's nothing we can do here. Maybe start-stop-daemon is the one to blame.

Thanks