Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160148
process `procfgd' is using obsolete setsockopt ...BSDCOMPAT
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:10:05 EST
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Description of problem:
PROCfg is a reporting and configuration tool for IntelÂ® PRO LAN adapters (10/100 and 1000) and Intel Advanced Network Services (iANS). It works with the Intel e100, e1000, and iANS drivers on Intel 32-bit architectures running Red Hat Linux. Process `procfgd`, a background application process, is using obsolete setsockopt ...BSDCOMPAT. This appears that it is a bug that has not yet been reported. According to http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/NETWORK/9195P/en/procfg.htm :
Intel supplies pre-built binary RPM files of this application for Red Hat Linux distributions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system
2. `ps -ef | grep procfgd` Verify that process is running
3. Check log file for errors, /var/log/procfgd.log
Actual Results: Verified continuous messages in /var/log/procfgd.log in regards to the setsockopt BSDCOMPAT
Expected Results: Should not be using obsolete setsockopt BSDCOMPAT
It looks that "procfgd" isn't RH distribution component... Why do you report it
to Red Hat bugzilla and to procinfo component?
As far as I can tell, procfgd is bundled with RH Enterprise distributions on
Dell systems. According to the Dell support website, "Intel supplies pre-built
binary RPM files of this application for Red Hat Linux distributions.". Does
this mean that the Intel supported RPM's included in the RH distribution
unsupported? I think that would be ridiculous for any Enterprise distribution
of any software.
Since there was no specific catagory for it, I logged it under "procinfo" since
it was closest alphabetically. It seems as if the bug tree catagories are not
verbose enough to handle unlisted modules, etc. This should be considered for
future page revisions. Please assign / reassign this to the appropriate
catagory if required.
Sorry, but we cannot support something what is no RH distribution component.
Please, connect Intel or Dell support. Thanks.
The server in question runs RH Enterprise and is on your support matrix. You
should be able to support it and any drivers required. Procfgd is pre-built by
Intel and included in the RH Enterprise distribution. Since it is in the RH
Enterprise distribution itself, RH should be able to support it at some level.
It does not make any sense for RH to include something in a enterprise level
distribution that they are not willing or able to support.
Well, you can use official Red Hat Inc. support:
maybe they have more information. I know nothing about procfg.
You seem to require support (as opposed to reporting a defect in our
distribution) and as such bugzilla is the wrong mechanism for your query.
procfgd is not part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as distributed by Red Hat.
According to your statement, Dell added this to your machine. If you contact our
support then they will work with Dell to resolve your issue.
Bugzilla is a tool to directly contact Red Hat engineering, and since this tool
is not shipped by Red Hat nor comes from Red Hat, Red Hat engineering is the
wrong party to contact.
I'm confident that once you contact the right party (support) that you will get
a more satisfying answer to your problem.
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