Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55437
xinetd misses some CHLD signals
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:54 EDT
Description of Problem:
My tftp server for which I'm using for network booting periodically hangs
the netbooting client machine during TFTP transfers. When I check the TFTP
server there is a in.tftpd zombie which is a child of xinetd. If I "kill
-CHLD `pidof xinetd`" before the client times out, netbooting proceeds
normally. So it appears that xinetd fails to respond to a CHLD signal
sometimes. I'm not completely sure that this is an xinetd bug and not a
tftpd bug, however I didn't have any problems with the inetd/tftp-server
combo on RedHat Linux 6.2. I saw similar behavior with xinetd/tftpd on
RedHat Linux 7.0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unknown how to reproduce reliably.
Could you take a look at #49132 and try the remedies there?
Can you try the rpms at http://people.redhat.com/teg/xinetd/ ?
Closing due to lack of feedback, reopen with new data if problem occurs with