Bind9 Problem: isc_mutex_init

G. Roderick Singleton gerry at
Fri Nov 12 17:50:39 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 11:25, jesk wrote:
> Hi,
> i have freebsd 5.3-release with the base bind 9.3 (chrooted). It allows
> recursive queries. After few hours running, the server answers to every
> query with SERVFAIL. Few minutes before, in the logs is this:
> named: isc_mutex_init failed in new_adbfind()
> After /etc/rc.d/named restart it's working fine for a couple of hours...
> What could cause this problem?

Try turning off threading. On another list, there has been an indication
that the threads library has problems.
G. Roderick Singleton <gerry at>
PATH tech

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