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Re: cfexecd, FatalError(), leaves cfagent burning 100% cpu


From: Andrew Stribblehill
Subject: Re: cfexecd, FatalError(), leaves cfagent burning 100% cpu
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 12:25:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040523i

Quoting Will Lowe <address@hidden> (2004-10-05 03:50:29 BST):
> I've got a few machines running 2.1.10.  They're running cfexecd via
> cron as "/usr/sbin/cfexecd -F".
> 
> There's an error in my config that doesn't appear when I run cfagent
> by hand, but does when cfexecd calls it as
> "/var/lib/cfengine2/bin/cfagent -Q
> smtpserver,smtpfrom,sysadm,fqhost,ipaddress,EmailMaxLines,schedule":
> 
> 
> cf:cfengine:foo:/etc/cfengine/debian.conf:193: sysadm undefined variable 
> 
> The result is that cfexecd calls FatalError and exit()s, leaving
> cfagent still running, burning lots of cpu (probably due to writes on
> closed pipes). Cfexed should probably kill off the child cfagent
> process?

This is a bug specific to Debian, fixed in the latest release
(2.1.10-1.1). Sorry about that. For more information about the bugs,
look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=271735 and
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=272822.

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