Bug 98222 - bind crash on assertion
Summary: bind crash on assertion
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-28 07:00 UTC by Nick Warne
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-06-30 18:53:28 UTC

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Description Nick Warne 2003-06-28 07:00:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
Fully up2date Red Hat 7.1, Running kernel ->  2.4.20-18.7 - no X-windows.

I run just a DNS caching only server for 6 machines on local home network.

Output from rndc.
[root@Linux233 rpm]# rndc status
number of zones: 4
debug level: 0
xfers running: 0
xfers deferred: 0
soa queries in progress: 0
query logging is OFF
server is up and running

The problem.

Occasionally, maybe 70 - 90 days uptime, bind will crash with this in

Jun 26 13:04:52 Linux233 named[729]: mem.c:653: INSIST(ctx->stats[size].gets >
0) failed
Jun 26 13:04:52 Linux233 named[729]: exiting (due to assertion failure)

I cannot find a way to replicate this, as it happens so rarely and always when I
am AFK.  No core file is produced.

I filed a bug report with the ISC-Bugs people, but was recommended to update to
BIND 9.2.2 - which Red Hat does not yet have a release for.



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
BIND 9.2.1

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Additional info:

Reply from ISC-Bugs people:

If you have a core dump then please send a stack backtrace.
 The error indicates that a block of memory is being freed
 twice or being freed with the wrong size tag,

 Upgrade.  The current release is BIND 9.2.2.
Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark.Andrews@isc.org

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2003-06-30 18:53:28 UTC
bind 9.2.2 is available on rawhide.


Comment 2 Nick Warne 2003-07-01 18:11:25 UTC
OK.  But there is a huge dependency trail on RH 7.1 with this.  Need the new
GLIBC libaries...


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