[Opendnssec-user] ods-signerd 1.4.0a1 running out of memory and crashing on null context

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Thu Jun 21 17:02:04 UTC 2012

On Thu, 21 Jun 2012, Matthijs Mekking wrote:

> I have now implemented I think a reasonable strategy in trunk, r6450.
> If this happens, the signer will fail the sign task, back off the task
> and reload the engine. This will stop workers and drudgers, reopen the
> connection to the HSM and start workers and drudgers again. The next
> time, the backed off task runs (or another task that is scheduled
> earlier), the drudgers try to create a new context and do the sign jobs.
> Let me know if you are satisfied with this approach.

If it avoids the crash I'm happy, though it still does not resolve our
issue of the large amounts of RAM needed, but since that was happening
for us on a test deployment without optout (and with less RAM) we won't
be hitting this issue again, though other people might.


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