Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

There's an infinite loop in the application startup script on my PowerHA cluster!?

Avatar of babyb00mer
babyb00merFlag for United States of America asked on
Unix OS
6 Comments1 Solution687 ViewsLast Modified:
The application startup script in /opt/PowerHA/bin on my cluster node looks like this:


#stub script to start the Lawson application
banner "Rebuilding print queues"


banner "Starting Lawson Application"

while true
date > /tmp/LawsonStart.out 2>&1
sleep 300

If I’m not mistaken, the ‘while’ loop creates an infinite loop. I don’t see anything within that loop that will terminate it. I don’t know what in the failover process might depend on the startup script, but I don’t want to risk HACMP waiting indefinitely for it to finish. Do I have a legitimate concern?