|Subject:||Re: AssertException in process_common.c [resurrecting old thread]|
|Date:||Thu, 06 Jan 2005 14:28:10 -0500|
|User-agent:||Mozilla Thunderbird 0.8 (X11/20040913)|
Over two months ago I got suggestions from the list on this issue and then failed to follow up. I'm posting here my followups and the current status, hoping to get some clues on where to go next.
The original post is below, and for refershers the issue is like this:
> Our sysadmin recently upgraded the kernel and restarted, after which
> I didn't start monit for a couple of weeks until now. Now, monit
> fails to start, citing an AssertException in process_common.c. Here's
> the log:
>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] Starting monit daemon with http interface at [*:2812]
>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] Starting monit HTTP server at [*:2812]
>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] monit HTTP server started
>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] AssertException: at process/process_common.c:191
This originally happened with existing version 4.2, and continued even with a fresh build of version 4.4.
Martin suggested it might be race condition and asked to see the .monitrc file. To be sure, I trimmed the .monitrc down to bare bones -- here it is:
> set logfile /var/log/monit
> # freshclam check file
> clam-update.log with path /var/log/clam-update.log if timestamp 5
> hours then exec "/usr/local/bin/freshclam -d -c 6 -l
With this bare-bones file the error logged is simply one line:
> [CDT Jan 4 13:49:57]
> AssertException: at process/process_common.c:191
Finally, Martin provided through CVS a patch for more verbose error logging. However, I seem to be having trouble getting past the cvs password prompt. Instructions at http://savannah.nongnu.org/cvs/?group=monit say "When prompted for a password for /anoncvs/, simply press the Enter key." but I may be doing something wrong as pressing Enter just gets me a "Permission denied. Please try again." message and another password prompt. Hrmm...
Thanks for any help or clues you can offer.
Martin Pala wrote:
> i have added more verbose error logging to monit. Please check out
> the current monit version from cvs using:
> export CVS_RSH="ssh" cvs -z3
> -d:ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot/monit co monit
> (run monit in debug mode during test via '-v' option)
> Thanks :) Martin
> Allen Shaw wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Our sysadmin recently upgraded the kernel and restarted, after
>> which I didn't start monit for a couple of weeks until now.
>> monit fails to start, citing an AssertException in
>> process_common.c. Here's the log:
>>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] Starting monit daemon with http
>>> at [*:2812]
>>> [CDT Oct 14 10:01:37] Starting monit HTTP server at
>>> Oct 14 10:01:37] monit
HTTP server started [CDT Oct 14
>>> AssertException: at
>> System is Linux 220.127.116.11-RH192.
>> I'm guessing I will need to debug this with strace or gdb, but
>> someone help me with the output and/or other details?
>> (Alternatively, I could just be a bonehead and be doing
>> wrong, but in this case at least it doesn't seem so.)
>> Thanks much, Allen
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