SUMMARY: fontserver and caching

From: Bernt Christandl (beb@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 02:21:01 CDT

Hello managers,

i asked:
>the default sun fontserver is started via inetd. And then some caching
>takes place. When i now change the default config-file ("man xfs" says it's
>/usr/openwin/lib/X11/fontserver.cfg) i always get nothing but the fonts
>from my very first access, though no "xfs" is running.
>How do i urge xfs to rescan the config file in the sun default configuration?
>(When i start another xfs behind another port manually, i "see" the changes
>i've made)

and got the right answer from Rui Wang <>:
>kill fs process.

My misunderstanding with this was that we use afs filesystem and
there is a fileserver and a command "fs" (that name confuses me :)
But i could have seen from /etc/inetd.conf

  fs stream tcp wait nobody /usr/openwin/lib/ fs

and "ps -ef"

  nobody 4632 167 1 09:10:30 ? 0:00 fs

that "my" fs process is *really* the fontserver running.

Killing that resulted in an immediately restarted "fs" process
that "knows" about my changes in the config-file.

With regards,

Bernt Christandl (

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