Bug 126510 - Bind crashes with assertion failure
Summary: Bind crashes with assertion failure
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bind   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2004-06-22 17:30 UTC by Sherwin Ang
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-03 14:27:00 UTC
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Output of cat /proc/cpuinfo (924 bytes, text/plain)
2004-12-08 18:14 UTC, Michael Brock
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Description Sherwin Ang 2004-06-22 17:30:22 UTC
Description of problem:

Using Bind-9.2.2-21 which is the latest release for ES 3, bind crashed
with the following errors:

Jun 21 18:05:37 blues1 named[1558]: task.c:395: REQUIRE((((task) !=
((void *) 
0)) && (((const isc__magic_t *)(task))->magic == ((('T') << 24 | ('A')
<< 16 |  
('S') << 8 | ('K')))))) failed 
Jun 21 18:05:37 blues1 named[1558]: exiting (due to assertion failure) 

Additional info:


Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-06-23 19:42:36 UTC
This is fixed in bind-9.2.3 which is available from Rawhide or in the
next update U3.

Comment 2 Zachary Reneau 2004-06-24 20:11:13 UTC
When is the scheduled release of Update 3?

Comment 4 Zachary Reneau 2004-06-29 21:15:14 UTC
Can a hotfix for this issue be provided in the meantime?

Comment 5 Michael Brock 2004-12-08 17:05:15 UTC
This customer still has the problem.  He's currently running 9.2.4-
EL3_10 and getting the same task.c assertion errors.  As a temporary 
work around, I've added OPTIONS="-n 1" to his /etc/sysconfig/named to 
disable multi-thread support.  After doing so, the customer has yet 
to report any errors (6 days). 

Comment 6 Jason Vas Dias 2004-12-08 17:17:07 UTC
 What machine architecture is BIND running on here ?
 How many CPUs ?  Is Hyperthreading enabled ?
 Please append the result of the command :
 # cat /proc/cpuinfo 
 run as root on the customer machine to this bug.

 The latest version of BIND for RHEL-3 is 
 (the final 'release candidate' version of ISC BIND 9.2.4),
 that will be in the next RHEL-3 update release.
 Meanwhile, you can download it from:
 Please have the customer try this version and see if it 
 fixes the problem. 

Comment 7 Michael Brock 2004-12-08 18:14:07 UTC
Created attachment 108133 [details]
Output of cat /proc/cpuinfo

Comment 8 Michael Brock 2004-12-08 18:15:14 UTC
What machine architecture is BIND running on here ?
x86 (2.4Ghz P4 Xeon)

How many CPUs ?

Is Hyperthreading enabled ?

I'll get the customer to d/l and install the updated bind rpm.

Comment 9 Jason Vas Dias 2004-12-08 19:10:03 UTC
From the /proc/cpuinfo output you attached, it seems like the
answer to the question "How many CPUs" should be 2, not one.

When bind starts up, it emits a log message like: 
' named[$PID]: using 2 CPUs'

what does the output of the command:
# egrep 'named\[[0-9]+\]:\ using\ [0-9]+\ CPU' | tail -1 

say on the customer machine ?

By default, BIND 9 now uses 1 CPU unless the  '-n' argument is
> 1 . To duplicate this problem with BIND-9.2.4-4, please put
the  line 'OPTIONS=-n2' in /etc/sysconfig/named .
How many interfaces does the customer machine have ?

If there is more than one interface, does the customer's named.conf
specify the option 'query-source address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' ?

The connectiva 10714 bug mentioned above is now closed, and only
happened when the server looked up a domain whose nameservers where
incorrectly configured.

It would be most helpful, if the problem still occurs for the user,
to turn on query logging with:
  # rndc querylog
then the actual query being performed will be written to the log file
before the crash message.

I'm currently running BIND 9.2.4-4 on a dual P4 processor machine with
threads enabled and the '-n2' option, and cannot reproduce this 

Comment 10 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-03 14:27:00 UTC
This problem is not reproducable. It could have been caused by
querying nameservers providing bogus data as with the connectiva
bug, but does not occur with latest BIND 9 releases. 
In the absence of further information or reproducibility, closing out.

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