[Kea-users] lease reading error

Munroe Sollog mus3 at lehigh.edu
Tue Oct 25 20:43:58 UTC 2016

running 1.0.0 code.  I stopped the service a while and then when I went to start it I got the
following error:

kea-dhcp4[14193]: 2016-10-25 16:35:28.129 ERROR [kea-dhcp4.dhcp4/14193] DHCP4_INIT_FAIL failed to
initialize Kea server: configuration error using file '/etc/kea/kea-dhcp4.conf': exceeded maximum
number of failures 100 to read a lease from the lease file /var/lib/kea/kea-leases4.csv

# kea-dhcp4 -V
linked with:
log4plus 1.0.4
OpenSSL 1.0.1t  3 May 2016
MySQL backend 3.0, library 5.5.52
PostgreSQL backend 2.0, library 90409
Memfile backend 2.0

A quick google search yeilded the comments from the header file that causes the error output, but I
don't understand why it can't read its lease file all of a sudden.  I don't know if it is pertinent,
but there *a lot* of leases in the lease file:

# wc -l /var/lib/kea/kea-leases4.csv
4485457 /var/lib/kea/kea-leases4.csv

I obviously don't have 4.4million users though.

Munroe Sollog
LTS - Senior Network Engineer

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