Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56633
cron generating yp_all errors
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:24 EDT
Description of Problem:
I regularly see the following error mailed out of cron on 572 SMP
yp_all: clnt_call: RPC: Timed out
I see this error even when the cron entry has stdout/stderr redirected as
in the following example:-
0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /etc/DaemonKeeper monitor 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
These errors also appear to be generated by /etc/cron.d/kmod
The error seems to be non-fatal, but generates a lot of noise.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I cannot say definitively whether this occurs under RedHat7.1 as our main
application will not yet run reliably with this OS and so the machines
running 7.1 are under a very light load. My feeling is that it does still
occur. I have NOT noticed this error on a 7.1 machine which is NOT running
approx 50 occurrences per day on some machines
Steps to Reproduce:
I will try working around this by setting MAILTO="" and writing a script to
filter the cron outputs, i.e.;
*/10 8-19 * * 1-5 /usr/local/bin/mesgmon 2>&1 | filterscript
I have seen over 1000 of these emails generated in a 1-hour period, so
procmail is not really an option.
Just clearing out old bugs here.
This looks to be a NIS configuration problem.
vixie-cron-4.1-+ in Fedora can now use NIS with