named won't restart

Carlos Vicente cvicente at
Thu Nov 11 18:49:36 UTC 2010

Has anybody had this problem?

# /etc/init.d/named restart
Stopping named: .............                              [FAILED]
Starting named: named: already running                     [  OK  ]

I notice it happens after the daemon has been running for a while. If I
kill it and start it again, then restart works OK.

This is a caching resolver, with dnssec validation enabled.

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)

# named -V
BIND 9.7.1-P2-RedHat-9.7.1-5.P2.uopel5 built with
'--build=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' '--host=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu'
'--target=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' '--program-prefix=' '--prefix=/usr'
'--exec-prefix=/usr' '--bindir=/usr/bin' '--sbindir=/usr/sbin'
'--sysconfdir=/etc' '--datadir=/usr/share' '--includedir=/usr/include'
'--libdir=/usr/lib64' '--libexecdir=/usr/libexec'
'--sharedstatedir=/usr/com' '--mandir=/usr/share/man'
'--infodir=/usr/share/info' '--with-libtool' '--localstatedir=/var'
'--enable-threads' '--enable-ipv6' '--with-pic' '--disable-static'
'--disable-openssl-version-check' '--with-gssapi=yes'
'--disable-isc-spnego' 'build_alias=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu'
'target_alias=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS= -O2 -g -pipe -Wall
-Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector
--param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic' 'CPPFLAGS=
-fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64
-mtune=generic' 'FFLAGS=-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
-fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64

Thanks in advance for any pointers.


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