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Bug 79219 - xinetd in tight CPU loop
xinetd in tight CPU loop
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-12-07 15:37 EST by Jerome
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-17 11:39:37 EST
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Description Jerome 2002-12-07 15:37:13 EST
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Description of problem:
At least xinetd 2.3.7-2 and latest...
xinetd will hang in a tight loop (99% CPU usage) when a service is missing the
closing bracket in its configuration file under /etc/xinetd.d.

service ftp
# missing }

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Pick up a service config file
2. Remove the closing bracket
3. service xinetd restart

Actual Results:  xinetd process in tight CPU loop

Expected Results:  xinetd process idle

Additionally: service containing the error not to be started with error reported

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2003-01-17 11:39:37 EST
Can you try the xinetd-2.3.10-1 rpm I just made?  It's in rawhide and WORKSFORME
Comment 2 Jerome 2003-01-20 00:35:58 EST
I tried your latest xinetd rpm (2.3.10-1 on rawhide) and I confirm that it 
corrects the issue. I also noticed the entry in the message logfile.
Good job and thank you,

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