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Re: Solaris 2.6 cfexecd 2.1.13 problem

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Solaris 2.6 cfexecd 2.1.13 problem
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 20:24:43 +0100

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 12:22 -0600, Adam M. Dunn wrote:
> I've been having a very similar problem throughout the last few versions
> of cfengine.  I don't know if it's identical to yours, but I've been
> getting segfaults non the less with 3.x compilers, and now 2.95 compilers 
> also on some versions of Solaris.  It's becoming very annoying. 
> Back when I was using 2.1.11, I couldn't get it to run in daemon mode
> without seqfaulting when I compiled using gcc 3.x.  My solution then was
> to use 2.95 which solved it.  When I upgraded to 2.1.13, I couldn't even
> get it to compile at all on a Solaris 5.8 or above with gcc 3.x.  I get 
> compile errors.  Gcc 2.95 compiled fine, but it started having that
> seqfault problem on some machines too.  However, compiliations I did on
> Solaris 2.6 with gcc 2.95 don't seem to have any problems, so I've been
> using those binaries on all our versions of Solaris with no problems yet.
> Doing work arounds always scares me.  The thing here that bothers me is
> when we retire our 2.6 boxes I either have to keep one of these old 
> machines around just for compiling new versions of cfengine, or I'm out of
> luck!
> Mark looked at this problem with me once before and we could never
> pinpoint it, but I think it's a pretty serious issue that needs
> investigating by someone.

I have never been able to reproduce this problem. I am seeing some odd
behaviour in cfenvd lately, but that's about it. I have not had a
cfservd of cfagent crash for a long long time.

I wish I knew what this was about.


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