Possible Solaris 8/INN-2.3.2 Problem

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Fri May 25 08:57:48 UTC 2001

James Ralston <qralston+ml.inn-workers at andrew.cmu.edu> writes:

> On Fri, 18 May 2001, Timothy Demarest wrote:
> > However, telnetting to port 119 or trying to run any newsreaders
> > does not produce any results.  The newsreaders timeout, the telnet
> > attempt doesn't return the INN banner.  Also, 'ctlinnd mode' hangs
> > indefinitely, and the shuitdown process doesn't work.  The innd
> > process is running.  There are no errors in the logs.
> I'm quite familiar with running INN on Solaris systems, but I've never
> encountered behavior like what you're describing.  (I admit I haven't
> used ovdb under Solaris, though.)
> Try using truss(1) to follow innd, ctlinnd, et. al. as you run them.
> If they're blocking on something, that should give you a good idea
> where and what.

A lost wakeup in the pthread mutex stuff at a guess, I gave up and
switched to buffindexed, but that seems to have its own problems :-(

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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