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RE: cfservd thrushes, nodes fail to get anything

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: RE: cfservd thrushes, nodes fail to get anything
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 16:32:22 +0200

I agree with this -- I don't think that this is a sign of a bug in
cfengine. I have seen some problems with BerkeleyDB when its temporary
files et messed up (in subversion for instance), but full disk tends
to break most things.


On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 10:11 -0400, Luke Youngblood wrote:
> It's impossible to predict what will happen when applications run out of
> memory and swap due to /tmp filling up.  This is what most people would call
> a case of "operator error".  It might be useful to have a cfagent --cleanup
> option that would cleanup any temp databases that might be out there, but I
> don't think software can realistically be expected to do much of anything
> once memory and swap has been exhausted.
> Luke
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Mark Burgess
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> To: Yaroslav Halchenko
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> Subject: Re: cfservd thrushes, nodes fail to get anything
> I cannot see how this can occur. Any ideas from anyone else. There are
> no loops. It is possible that this is internal to db.
> Mark
> On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 18:41 -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > I've found the reason and probably that would be benefitial to adjust
> > cfservd to don't get into such situation again:
> > 
> > I had a leftover file 
> > /tmp/__db.testDATABASEcache
> > 
> > so strace revealed me infinite loop of
> <snip>
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