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Re: splaytime not honoured?


From: Frank Smith
Subject: Re: splaytime not honoured?
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 09:13:57 -0500

--On Monday, June 23, 2003 14:44:58 +0100 address@hidden wrote:

> We run cfengine twice an hour, once via cron on the hour using  cfexecd -F 
> and also via the daemon mode.  The scheduler has been changed with 
> 
>         schedule = ( Min30_35 )
> 
> All this work fine except that the runs that happen from cron seems to (I 
> believe) create a heavy load in our policyhost (a sparc 20) which then 
> results in many error messages like
> 
> ace: Key-authentication for ace.cam.harlequin.co.uk failed
> ace: Unable to establish connection with fin.cam.harlequin.co.uk
> 
> (ace is the client, fin is the policyhost).
> 
> Running this manually usually work fine unless it happens to be in the 1st 
> few mins past the hour. and we have noticed that we never see such 
> messages  around 2nd run (ie 30-35 mins run past the hour) which is 
> started from cfexecd in daemon mode.
> 
> This lead me to think that the splaytime is not being honoured when 
> cfexecd is executed with -F, therefore to all connections are coming in at 
> once which is too much for the policyhost.  Is this likely?  If so are 
> there configuration options that I can change?
> 
> I have (and have tried 20 as well) 
> 
>         splaytime = ( 10 )

Try this instead:

          SplayTime = ( 10 )

Frank

> 
> Both this and schedule variables  are in update.conf file (not 
> cfagent.conf)
> 
> My cfengine version is 2.0.2 running on Solaris 2.5.1 to 2.8, I have under 
> 20 clients that pull stuff/check stuff  policy host.
> 
> Thanks for any pointers
> 
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