Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86515
SNMPD Randomly crashing
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:12:04 EST
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Description of problem:
the snmpd service on more then 1 of our redhat 8.0 servers has been randomly
dying. The config (snmpd.conf) is the same and on many redhat 8.0 machines
that work fine. It's been happening on more and more systems as time goes by.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service snmpd start
3. snmpd will die
Expected Results: serivce dies
This is our workaround for it, but this is a hack and shouldn't be needed:
/bin/ps auxww | /bin/grep snmpd | /bin/grep -v check | /bin/grep -v grep
> /dev/null || /sbin/service snmpd start
Here's a few suggestions:
1. What specific queries do you interrogate snmpd with?
2. Does it crash randomly or is there a pattern (every 5-6 hrs, 3-4 days?)
3. Do you have IPv6 enabled? (try "lsmod | grep ipv6" or see if
4. Read bug #85071 and see if it applies to you :)
5. If IPv6 isn't enabled, try reproducing by querying the same things over and
over manually (ie. I'm assuming you run somekind of network management software
against your snmpd.)
last but not least ...
5. strace the snmpd process until it dies or attach gdb and wait until it dies,
do "bt" and report it back..
Putting in needinfo. :-)
Read ya, Phil
No input in half a year, closing this bug as worksforme (we have quite
a few machines with net-snmp up and running here and i haven't seen
any failures as of yet).
Read ya, Phil