tgtd reload targets.conf failing

I’ve spent hours trying to figure out why tgtd is not working properly.  I change things in targetd.conf, and nothing actually changes for the initiator (clients).  I can even change the password, and the old one still works but the new one does not.   I found out that tgtd will frequently refuse to stop, even though you shut the service off, and no clients are connected.  So, if you’re having this problem where your targetd.conf just doesn’t seem to be reloading, check if tgtd is still running.

ps awxuf | tgtd
  • tgtd reload configuration not working
  • tgtd reload configuration fails
  • tgtd config reload
  • tgtd configuration won’t reload
  • tgtd config won’t reload