[2.3-20000219] HP-UX: INN completely wedged during expire/makehistory

Ollivier Robert ollivier.robert at eurocontrol.fr
Wed Feb 23 12:23:18 UTC 2000


I have a very recent INN 2.3exp (see subject) and I have a big problem
where during expire (happens also with manual "makehistory -O"). The
expire/inn/makehistory processes are completely wedged and don't respond to
any signal including -9.

I suspect a kernel bug triggered by INN's usage of mmap(2).

HP-UX 10.20, probably not up-to-date WRT patches. Here is "ps -fu news"
after three days of complete lock (I can't reboot the machine easily). I'm
using timehash and tradindexed for overview.

Anyone seen this ? Config. files available on request...

     UID   PID  PPID  C    STIME TTY       TIME COMMAND
    news 24234 24228  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 /var/news/bin/overchan
    news 23079 23015  0  Feb 22  ?         0:00 grep -v No such file or directory
    news  2803 24229  0 13:15:26 ?         0:00 sleep 600
    news 24233 24228  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 /usr/bin/perl /var/news/bin/controlchan
    news 24229     1  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 /usr/bin/sh /var/news/bin/innwatch
    news 24235 24228  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 /var/news/bin/archive -f -r -i /news/spool/archive/INDEX
    news 26798 26796  0 02:00:00 ?         0:00 /usr/bin/sh /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm
    news 13923     1  0  Feb 21  ?         3:09 expireover -z/var/news/log/expire.rm
    news 24232 24228  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 /var/news/bin/innfeed
    news 26864 26798  0 02:00:32 ?         0:00 /usr/bin/sh /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm
    news 23078 23077 38  Feb 22  ?         1:28 expireover -z/var/news/log/expire.rm
    news 23077 23015  0  Feb 22  ?         0:00 /usr/bin/sh /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm
    news 23014  1102  0  Feb 22  ?         0:00 sh -c /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm
    news  1999     1  0  Feb 18  ?         1:34 /var/news/bin/overchan
    news 26865 26798  0 02:00:32 ?         0:00 grep -v No such file or directory
    news 24254 24253  0  Feb 21  ?         0:00 zsh
    news 24426 24254  0  Feb 21  ?         2:45 makehistory -O
    news 23015 23014  0  Feb 22  ?         0:00 /usr/bin/sh /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm
    news 24228     1  0  Feb 21  ?         1:57 /var/news/bin/innd -p4 -r
    news 26866 26864  0 02:00:32 ?         0:00 expireover -z/var/news/log/expire.rm
    news 26796  1102  0 02:00:00 ?         0:00 sh -c /var/news/bin/news.daily expireover delayrm

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