Debian Bind 9.4.1 crash

Evan Hunt Evan_Hunt at
Wed Jul 18 14:47:13 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 01:10:30PM +0200, I?aki Mart?nez D?ez wrote:
> Hi,
>  Today my Debian bind 9.4.1 crash suddenly, the log says:
> 18-Jul-2007 12:37:20.025 general: critical: time.c:136:
> INSIST(t->nanoseconds < 1000000000) failed
> 18-Jul-2007 12:37:20.025 general: critical: exiting (due to assertion
> failure)
>  What does that mean????

It means the isc_time_isepoch() routine encountered an illegal value.

Time values are stored in a structure with fields for "seconds" and
"nanoseconds".  Nanoseconds should always be less than a billion,
because that's how many nanoseconds there are in a second.

It's hard to guess why this happened without at least a stack backtrace.
Has it happened more than once?

Evan Hunt -- evan_hunt at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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