[Opendnssec-develop] Signer hangs.. caused by auditor?

Alexd at nominet.org.uk Alexd at nominet.org.uk
Fri Mar 5 16:22:43 UTC 2010

> This week I needed to kill processes quite often. It seems like 
> ?ods-control stop? command was not stopping the engines properly 
> (even though there is no signing going on) and when restarting them 
> the system kept hanging at:
> [root at signer1 kasp]# ods-control start
> Starting signer engine...
> connecting to /var/run/opendnssec/engine.sock
> By using ctrl-c this step gets skipped and the enforcer starts but 
> not the signer.
> I need to kill idle auditor threads which I saw when running ?ps -e"
> and the log would shows me:
> Mar  5 11:11:04 signer1 ods-signerd: Auditor result: -15
> Mar  5 11:11:04 signer1 ods-signerd: close syslog
> Mar  5 11:11:04 signer1 python: Connection closed by peer
> After that I can start the engines successfully. The problem is, the
> auditor wasn?t doing anything for hours. It looked like the auditor 
> claimed the signer for nothing but thereby prohibiting it to start.
> I am using yesterdays trunk checkout and partial auditor.

Sounds like there is an issue with the partial auditor. Is there anything 
in the logs?

I'm on holiday just now, but will be able to look at this next week. In 
the mean time, try disabling the auditor...


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