Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73805
xinetd fail to launch services
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:24:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
From time to time xinetd failed to launch services.
It s totally freeze and doesn't spawn processes it should do
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch amcheck on the backup server
Actual Results: no response from the client
Expected Results: The client should say that it s ok
restarting xinetd "solve" the problem but it s not really an issue.
It seems somewhat related with the log rotation.
If i don't make log with my mail server i didn't see at all that problem
but i really need that log.
Well i solve the problem with upgrading to the last version of xinetd.
I can provide u the rpm i made of it
the version is the 3.2.9 and here is what is related on my problem on
the changelog of the 3.2.9
* Fixed a race when there's 1 service configured and it is a wait service.
*** Bug 74727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have RH 7.2, xinetd-2.3.9-0.72 (btw, Eric.Doutreleau@int-evry.fr wrote 3.2.9,
was a mistake?)
From time to time some service under xinetd (rsync, proftpd) hangs until I
Here is a dump of ps during a hang of proftpd:
770 ? S 0:00 xinetd -stayalive -reuse -pidfile /var/run/xinetd.pid
16756 ? ZN 0:00 \_ [proftpd <defunct>]
The problem started when I upgraded xinetd. I downgraded xinetd and all seem to
This is the biggest single complaint on the RH7.2 and RH7.3 systems we maintain ... FTP, POP3, SMTP etc not responding. We do "service xinetd
restart" when necessary and have a cron job to do it every hour in case the local pager service is down and we are unaware of the problem. Seems
to have gotten slightly worse with latest 2.3.9-0.73 update.
I know xinetd is supposed to shut off a service when it encounters a DOS attack. The problems are (1) it never seems to resume the service and
(2) it sometimes shuts off all services instead of the one being attacked.
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