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Re: cfservd 2.1.10 trouble?

From: Tod Oace
Subject: Re: cfservd 2.1.10 trouble?
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:34:37 -0700

On Aug 23, 2004, at 14:15, address@hidden wrote:

We had a similar problem here during a DOS attack, when things
were going very slowly, but it cleared itself when the offender
was killed. Keep me posted if the problem persists. I don't see
why it should.

Hmmm...well anything is possible, but this seems too coincidental with my cfengine upgrade.

I don't see any active sockets (using socklist(8)) for any of these stale cfservd processes. I also don't see any "Accepting connection from" entries in the syslog for them. Can't strace them as I mentioned before. They are phantom cfservd processes! :) Something must have triggered them. I'll keep digging. Thanks, Mark. -Tod


On 23 Aug, Tod Oace wrote:
Is anyone else having trouble with 2.1.10's cfservd? I've been getting
stale cfservd processes on my cfengine servers ever since I upgraded
from 2.1.3. The stale processes build up to MaxConnections and then the
fun begins (lots of cfengine email).

I also found some run-away cfagent processes which weren't helping
things any. I'm not sure if the two problems are directly related or
not. I strace'd the processes and they all do this forever:
--- SIGPIPE (Broken pipe) ---
write(1, "cfengine:nwlxsos01: Received sig"..., 259) = -1 EPIPE (Broken
sigreturn()                             = ? (mask now [])

I do have cfagent restart cfservd if it finds it not running. I used to
use "useshell=false" and then took that out for some reason during the
upgrade. I've put that back in now.

When I try strace'ing the stale cfservd processes I just get a shell
prompt back. Which seems odd.

I started cfservd in debug mode but I'm still trying to match up debug
output with processes. It's tricky without timestamps and pids. "ps
alxww | fgrep cfservd" shows lots of processes sleeping in "wait_f" and

Anyway, thought I'd check and see if anyone else is seeing anything
similar before I continue troubleshooting.

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