Unexpected error question
John.Cherney at motorola.com
Thu Feb 5 16:04:15 UTC 2009
Yes, I normally use svcadm disable dns/server to stop named. Also, I've
modified the dns/server stop method from the usual "kill:" to
"/usr/sbin/rndc stop". I did that because I want to make sure the cache
gets written to the db files, which an rndc stop does. It seems that
named is having a problem with one of the files, but I can't tell which
one from the first syslog message.
From: Gregory Hicks [mailto:ghicks at hicks-net.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:56 AM
To: bind-users at isc.org; Cherney John-CJC030
Cc: Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Subject: RE: Unexpected error question
> Subject: RE: Unexpected error question
> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:51:05 -0500
> From: "Cherney John-CJC030" <John.Cherney at motorola.com>
> To: <bind-users at isc.org>
> I see. I was assuming that the second line was caused by the first
> and that if I could get more info on the first line, I could take care
> of both of them. I have a "named" user that the named process is run
> However, I see these errors even when I use rndc stop as root.
> Is there any resource that recommends what permissions need to be on
> specific SMF files for DNS? (or in general). Or is this even a
> permissioning issue with SMF files?
The problem comes from the idea that SMF wants to be the 'controller'.
When the program in question (named in the case) receives a 'stop'
command from rndc, SMF doesn't know WHY the program stopped, just that
it DID stop. Thus the error.
A better way to stop named might be
svcadm named disable
(I think that's the right syntax but could be wrong. I am NOT an SMF
expert...) That should avoid the error message.
There was some discussion on the smf-discuss at opensolaris.org list last
month on how to avoid error messages when you don't care if the
underlying service stops all by itself.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark_Andrews at isc.org [mailto:Mark_Andrews at isc.org]
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 1:18 AM
> Cc: Cherney John-CJC030; bind-users at isc.org
> Subject: Re: Unexpected error question
> In message <200902050609.n1569kTG082641 at drugs.dv.isc.org>, Mark
> > In message
> <F021020DA23B6641A05E616D5EAD1463045973CF at de01exm60.ds.mot.com>, "
> > Ch
> > erney John-CJC030" writes:
> > > I'm seeing the following lines in syslog, which occur when I shut
> > > down
> > > named:
> > > =20
> > > general: error: ./main.c:858: unexpected error:
> > > general: error: smf_disable_instance() failed for
> > > svc:/network/dns/server:default : insufficient privileges for
> > > =20 I'm running 9.3.5-P1 on Solaris 10 x86 =20 I took a quick look
> > > at the source code and it looks like there should be a file and/or
> > > filenumber as part of the unexpected error line. I've noticed the
> > > same two lines when I issue an rndc stop. The named process does
> > > stop, but I'm worried that there may be data in the cache that
> > > getting written to the db files. Nothing jumped out at me from my
> > > google search. It seems like I have a file permissions issue, but
> > > haven't recently changed any file permissions. I don't see any
> > > unusual messages on startup.=20 =20 Can someone point me the right
> > > direction for this? Is there any other information I should/could
> > > provide?
> > > =20
> > > Thanks!
> > > jwc
> > SMF is Sun's management facility. The code in question was
> > submitted by Sun. I would be looking at how you have SMF set
> > up in particular how to give the user named is running under
> > permission to disable itself.
> See also
> as mentioned in the FAQ.
> > Mark
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