INSIST(zoneview != 0) failed

Walter Hop (Transip B.V.) walter at
Sun Nov 21 20:05:15 UTC 2004

Hi all,

I   am  installing  a  new  nameserver  and  am  testing  BIND  9.3.0.
Unfortunately,  while loading our configuration on it and starting up,
I received a strange result:

Nov 21 20:26:08 ns2 named[6292]: server.c:1927: INSIST(zoneview != 0) failed
Nov 21 20:26:08 ns2 named[6292]: exiting (due to assertion failure)
Nov 21 20:26:08 ns2 /kernel: pid 6292 (named), uid 53: exited on signal 6

This assert failure occurred once. I haven't seen it since, but I will
keep an eye on it.

The source snippet looks as follows:

         * At this point the zone list may contain a stale zone
         * just removed from the configuration.  To see the validity,
         * check if the corresponding view is in our current view list.
        zoneview = dns_zone_getview(zone);
        INSIST(zoneview != NULL);

I am not using views in the configuration.

ns2:~# uname -a; pkg_info | grep bind
FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p3 #1: Fri
Nov 12 02:45:06 CET 2004 root at
bind9-9.3.0         Completely new version of the BIND DNS suite with updated D

I  couldn't  find  anything about this error using google; any info or
debugging tips would be appreciated!


Kind regards,
Walter Hop
Transip B.V.

 Walter Hop <walter at> | tel 0182-504424 | fax 0182-504460
 Transip B.V. | | Mensen met verstand van zaken.

More information about the bind-users mailing list