[CentOS] Bypass Hung Applications At Boot So System Can Complete The Boot Process

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 20:01:53 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Kemp, Larry <Larry.Kemp at usmetrotel.com>wrote:

> I have a CentOS system that is hanging at boot. Sendmail takes forever (and
> a few other apps hang as well...mainly network apps). This has proven in the
> pas to be a NIC misconfiguration or a network issue. I think that is what it
> is on this one too. Is there a way when I see an app haning at boot to make
> the server stop trying to load the hung app and bring the OS up into the GI
> so that I get to fixing it? Thanks in advance.
> Larry Kemp
> Network Engineer
> U.S. Metropolitan Telecom, LLC
> _______________________________________________

If your having network apps hang, I would take a look at your /etc/hosts
file and make sure it is correct.  I've had an issue in the past with
sendmail hanging during boot and an incorrect /etc/hosts file was the cause.


Mathew S. McCarrell
Clarkson University '10

mccarrms at gmail.com
mccarrms at clarkson.edu
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