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Bug 86515 - SNMPD Randomly crashing
Summary: SNMPD Randomly crashing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-snmp
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-25 00:37 UTC by Ryan Clark
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-11-19 10:46:38 UTC

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Description Ryan Clark 2003-03-25 00:37:02 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. service snmpd start
2. wait....
3. snmpd will die

Expected Results:  serivce dies

Additional info:

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

Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-04-11 01:18:00 UTC
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
/proc/sys/net/ipv6 exists)
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..

Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2003-08-06 09:56:07 UTC
Putting in needinfo. :-)

Read ya, Phil

Comment 3 Phil Knirsch 2003-11-19 10:46:38 UTC
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

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