[Kea-users] lease reading error

Todd Simmons (todsimmo) todsimmo at cisco.com
Tue Oct 25 21:05:09 UTC 2016


Understood, in my case it was caused by a power outage. I have 14 sites running Kea 1.0.0 and that's the only time it's happened.  

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> On Oct 25, 2016, at 4:01 PM, Munroe Sollog <mus3 at lehigh.edu> wrote:
> 
> I agree that the file is 'damaged' in some way, and of course if I delete all of the leases I expect
> it to start fine, but I'd like to figure out the root cause before I just blow the file away.
> 
> - Munroe
> 
>> On 10/25/2016 04:59 PM, Todd Simmons (todsimmo) wrote:
>> I had the same issue after the vm server was shutdown improperly after a power outage. I opened the file in VI and deleted all the leases (after saving a copy of course) and then it worked just fine. 
>> 
>> It's possible the file is damaged and that's causing the problem. 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Oct 25, 2016, at 3:44 PM, Munroe Sollog <mus3 at lehigh.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 1.0.0
>>> tarball
>>> linked with:
>>> log4plus 1.0.4
>>> OpenSSL 1.0.1t  3 May 2016
>>> database:
>>> 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
>>> x85002
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> Munroe Sollog
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