Bug 86515 - SNMPD Randomly crashing
SNMPD Randomly crashing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-snmp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2003-03-24 19:37 EST by Ryan Clark
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-19 05:46:38 EST
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Description Ryan Clark 2003-03-24 19:37:02 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):

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 2003-04-10 21:18:00 EDT
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 05:56:07 EDT
Putting in needinfo. :-)

Read ya, Phil
Comment 3 Phil Knirsch 2003-11-19 05:46:38 EST
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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