[Opendnssec-user] Help with random signer crash

Sebastian Castro sebastian at nzrs.net.nz
Fri Feb 11 04:38:19 UTC 2011

My apologies in advance for this message, which is more venting that bug

In our testing environment we are hitting unexpected crashes from the
signer, and refuses to give us light where it comes from.

The setup in a server running CentOS 5.5, equipped with a SCA6000,
running openCryptoki and OpenDNSSEC 1.2.0

During start, the ods-signerd spits out the message below and reaches a
state where all the threads can't progress because there is no
"listener" behind the control sock (engine.sock)

sign2 openCryptokiModule[28609]: daemon/cmdhandler.c:209:
cmdhandler_handle_cmd_sign: assertion cmdc->engine->tasklist failed

Note: for some reason we haven't investigated, the messages are logged
under openCryptokiModule and not ods-signerd.

We've tried repeatedly to run ods-signerd using valgrind and gdb, and in
both cases the signer DOESN'T CRASH!

So, in my search for wisdom I must ask: anyone has seen this error (I
doubt it). If not, anyone would recommend an strategy to collect more
useful information towards a diagnostic?

Sebastian Castro
DNS Specialist
.nz Registry Services (New Zealand Domain Name Registry Limited)
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