inn 2.4.1 corrupt active file
Bruce.Rodger at strath.ac.uk
Sat Mar 27 18:04:30 UTC 2004
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > one of these 4 systems has started crashing regularly, with bad active
> > file entries. The other 3 don't see this problem.
> > Notice the \340 in each line, and that sometimes 2 lines have become
> > appended.
> Once you fix them, does the problem keep coming back?
When I fixed the line that was causing inn to crash, it would continue
for a while - maybe days - and then crash.
I've had a closer look - there were around 100 lines in the active file which
had their high-bits set (cat -v active | grep M-)
I've now fixed all of these and restarted. I'll see if they recur.
> If so, the most likely problem is that you've got bad memory in that
> system, with a distant second possibility of a bad disk. I'm pretty sure
Oh Dear - that machine is about 200 miles away....
> there's no way for a software bug to cause this, particularly since you
> have four identical systems and you're only seeing it on one. I've seen
> data corruption like this from bad memory before.
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