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openais does not honor START_ON_BOOT setting in /etc/sysconfig/openais

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 Service Pack 4


/etc/init.d/openais service starts despite setting START_ON_BOOT=no in /etc/sysconfig/openais. This issue is only seen on long time running systems (e.g. got installed during Service Pack 2) and not on fresh deployed SLES 11 SP4 systems.


Please set RUN_PARALLEL="no" in /etc/sysconfig/boot to prevent parallel execution of init scripts. In SLES 11 SP4 this option is the default, hence the issue is not encountered.


/etc/init.d/openais is started by startpar and appears like a manual call but it is executed from runlevels actually.

Additional Information

For more information about START_ON_BOOT please refer to the SLE HA documentation:


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  • Document ID:7022897
  • Creation Date: 27-Apr-2018
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

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