One more attempt: stuck processes
Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Fri Nov 16 11:20:00 EST 2007
--On 16. November 2007 16:52:27 +0100 Gabor Gombas <gombasg at sztaki.hu>
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:36:49PM +0100, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
>> He suggested that the trace is unreliable. Perhaps a bug in RHEL 3's
>> version of OpenSSL messes up the stack. That would also explain why
>> nobody else seems to have this problem.
> FYI I also know a system that has problems with hung Cyrus processes.
> AFAIR they have problems with pop3s only, but that may be because there
> are more POP3 than IMAP users, I don't know. The system in question runs
> 2.3.8 on Debian Etch currently.
That's a 2.6 kernel, right?
> I intend to help diagnose that system but had no time so far; they're
> now running a script that does a POP3 connection every couple of minutes
> and if that takes too long it restarts Cyrus.
Hm, we don't suffer any actual slowdown, it's just that the number of
processes increases over time.
> There is nothing interesting in the logs:
> Oct 15 02:39:31 host cyrus/master: about to exec
> /usr/local/cyrus/sbin/pop3d Oct 15 02:39:31 host cyrus/pop3s:
> Oct 15 02:39:31 host cyrus/pop3s: accepted connection
That's what I'm seeing. Could you get a stack trace?
> OTOH there are a lot of messages like the following:
> Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/master: about to exec
> /usr/local/cyrus/sbin/pop3d Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/pop3s:
> Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/pop3s: accepted connection
> Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/pop3s: pop3s failed:XXXXXXXXXXXX
> [XX.XXX.XX.XXX] Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/pop3s: Fatal error:
> tls_start_servertls() failed Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/master:
> process 26136 exited, status 75 Oct 16 14:13:10 host cyrus/master:
> service pop3s pid 26136 in BUSY state: terminated abnormally
> Any idea what's causing that?
I have many of those as well. I suppose that could be any number of things.
Faulty protocol or dropped connections.
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