[FreeBSD6] kinfo_size mismatch
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 21 09:37:33 GMT 2005
On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Laurent C wrote:
>> This is almost certainly a mismatch between the kernel version and a
>> monitoring tool that is trying to inspect kernel state (specifically,
>> retrieve process lists). If your buildworld/installworld doesn't match
>> your kernel version, then you need to rebuild and make sure everything
>> is in sync. If it does, it's probably a third-party package that is out
>> of sync and needs updating.
> Ok, I will try to buildworld and builkernel again after a fresh cvsup.
> But for "third party packages" do you mean the "port tree", becouse I
> though that base system and ports were completely separated and can be
> also upgraded separately. Thanks for your reply, -- Laurent
Yes -- I'd start with the base system just to confirm everything really is
sync. If the message goes away at that point, then that is good news.
If everything is in sync, then that pretty much leaves us with a port or
package as being the culprit.
For example, if you're running an SNMP agent package that polls system
state once a second, that could well be the source of the message.
What's unfortunate is that whatever program it is is not reporting which
program it is that is generating the error, and apparently not logging it
via syslog (I assume you checked the system logs to make sure it's not
also being sent there -- if not, you might want to). That is definitely a
bug, and should be fixed once we find out the culprit.
Robert N M Watson
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