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Unknown event "service is down"

  • 1.  Unknown event "service is down"

    Posted 07-12-2019 09:44 AM
    So I just upgraded to 6.2.1 (from 6.1.2). I'm getting a "service is down" event,
    Exit status: program is dead and /var/run pid file exists​

    Now the program is indeed down, in some cases doesn't exist on the server - but I can't see the pid file the message indicates. Where is this event defined? I can't for the life of me find it anywhere.

    along the same lines, I get another "service is down" event for ip6tables. none of our servers run that. Is there a way to globally disable the event generation?

    Neither of these scenarios triggered in 6.1.2.

    As always, thanks in advance

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    Paul Giordano
    Senior Systems Engineer
    Zethcon Corporation
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  • 2.  RE: Unknown event "service is down"

    Posted 07-15-2019 10:05 AM
    OK, I found it. The services are set to start in chkconfig, and they either return 1 (no status command supported) or some other non-zero return code (ip6tables returns a 3 - not loaded; should not chkconfig on if not used.) Fixing that way - allow rc = 1, chkconfig not used services off.

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    Paul Giordano
    Senior Systems Engineer
    Zethcon Corporation
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  • 3.  RE: Unknown event "service is down"

    Posted 07-15-2019 03:08 PM
    One more item to note - there are a number of linux distribution supplied services that do not have status responses, and there are also a number of services that are enabled 'by default' that can be disabled.

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    Paul Giordano
    Senior Systems Engineer
    Zethcon Corporation
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