Bug 445656 - nscd frequent segfaults
Summary: nscd frequent segfaults
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc   
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Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-08 10:53 UTC by Neal Becker
Modified: 2008-07-23 07:08 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.8-8
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Last Closed: 2008-07-23 07:08:35 UTC
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Description Neal Becker 2008-05-08 10:53:44 UTC
Description of problem:
I see these several times/day:
May  8 06:19:23 nbecker1 kernel: nscd[3200]: segfault at 7f90cba628f2 ip
7f9090402e51 sp 416a9d00 error 4 in nscd[7f90903f2000+1e000]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -q nscd

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:50:06 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Matteo Corti 2008-05-15 13:35:42 UTC
I have the same problem. The first occurence was just after upgrading from F8 to F9.

$ grep nscd messages
May 14 16:28:26 matteo nscd: 1810 invalid persistent database file
"/var/db/nscd/hosts": verification failed
May 14 16:43:53 matteo kernel: nscd[1819]: segfault at ffff42d0 ip 00141b44 sp
afb2bdec error 4 in libpthread-2.8.so[139000+15000]
May 14 16:47:52 matteo nscd: 1823 invalid persistent database file
"/var/db/nscd/hosts": verification failed
May 14 17:03:53 matteo kernel: nscd[1815]: segfault at ffffffd0 ip 00141b44 sp
afbe9e44 error 4 in libpthread-2.8.so[139000+15000]
May 15 08:09:38 matteo nscd: 11843 invalid persistent database file
"/var/db/nscd/hosts": verification failed
May 15 08:56:38 matteo kernel: nscd[11845]: segfault at ffe55ee4 ip b8059025 sp
ade55e40 error 6 in nscd[b8048000+1e000]
May 15 15:04:06 matteo kernel: nscd[3491]: segfault at ffc00014 ip b80e1a40 sp
afda7e54 error 4 in nscd[b80d0000+1e000]
May 15 15:23:24 matteo nscd: 29053 invalid persistent database file
"/var/db/nscd/group": verification failed
May 15 15:23:24 matteo nscd: 29053 invalid persistent database file
"/var/db/nscd/hosts": verification failed

Deleting the cache in /var/db does not solve the problem

Comment 3 Matthew A. R. Sherian 2008-05-16 18:17:06 UTC
Ditto here.
It is mitigated by disabling LDAP authentication.


May 12 12 segfault at 7f032593c3bf ip 7f0235aa3f28 sp 42225d00 error 4 in
May 13 10 segfault at 7f70be3ce3bf ip 7f6fcc56af28 sp 40e91d00 error 4 in
May 13 12 segfault at 41261000 ip 7f281c733eee sp 4125fb50 error 6 in
May 13 14 segfault at 7f752be45438 ip 7f752a037e16 sp 420ffab0 error 4 in
May 13 16 segfault at bb0 ip 7fdd43c7ce29 sp 41bb6b10 error 4 in
May 13 16 segfault at 7fb2aa376744 ip 7fb27223ecd2 sp 4061eb90 error 6 in
May 14 10 SELinux is preventing gnotravex (games_t) "write" to socket
(nscd_var_run_t). For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l
May 14 11 segfault at 7f526f7649e7 ip 7f520531f7f4 sp 4175d890 error 4 in
May 14 13 segfault at 7f9553b3592f ip 7f951a859e90 sp 40721f08 error 4 in
May 14 14 segfault at 400000013 ip 7fafcb81160b sp 41d6ebc0 error 4 in
May 14 14 segfault at 7fccaa2e5721 ip 7fcc53dfaf28 sp 41604d00 error 4 in
May 16 10 segfault at 7f988e070079 ip 7f9876d387f4 sp 423d7890 error 4 in
May 16 11 segfault at 7f50f397d438 ip 7f50a376fe16 sp 41d15a90 error 4 in

Comment 4 Matteo Corti 2008-05-17 05:53:02 UTC
Not really. In my case it happens frequently on three different machines none of
which has LDAP authentication enables. All three just have local accounts.

Comment 5 Kostas Georgiou 2008-05-22 13:16:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 430324 ***

Comment 6 Chris Snook 2008-06-25 17:35:55 UTC
Getting this on a fully-updated F9 x86_64 box using local authentication.  It
*seems* to only happen when logged into my VPN (using NetworkManager + vpnc), so
I think it's not liking something about the switch in resolv.conf.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-07-08 20:27:28 UTC
glibc-2.8-7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-07-23 07:08:25 UTC
glibc-2.8-8 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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