named crashes on assertion in rbtdb.c on sparc64/SMP

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Jun 29 20:46:30 UTC 2011

On 06/29/2011 06:41, Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 02:33:06PM +0400, KOT MATPOCKuH wrote:
>> 2011/6/29 KOT MATPOCKuH<matpockuh at>:
>>>>> I'm got a problem with named on FreeBSD-CURRENT/sparc64.
>>>>> Up to 5 times a day it crashes with these messages:
>>>>> 27-Jun-2011 03:42:14.384 general:
>>>>> /usr/src/lib/bind/dns/../../../contrib/bind9/lib/dns/rbtdb.c:1614:
>>>>> REQUIRE(prev>  0) failed
>>>>> 27-Jun-2011 03:42:14.385 general: exiting (due to assertion failure)
>>>>> I found a some similar problems on alpha and IA64, which was related
>>>>> to problems with isc_atomic_xadd() function in include/isc/atomic.h.
>>>>> But I don't understand that there may be incorrect for sparc64 and
>>>>> this function was not changed for a minimum 4 years...
>>>> Uhm, we once fixed a problem in the MD atomic implementation which
>>>> still seems to present in the ISC copy. Could you please test whether
>>>> the following patch makes a difference?
>>> I ran named with your patch and and watching him.
>> Omg.
>> Or I incorrectly rebuilt named, or the problem is not solved.
>> I got a crash after about 2 hours after named restarted:
>> 29-Jun-2011 13:51:28.855 general:
>> /usr/src/lib/bind/dns/../../../contrib/bind9/lib/dns/rbtdb.c:1614:
>> REQUIRE(prev>  0) failed
>> 29-Jun-2011 13:51:28.856 general: exiting (due to assertion failure)
> The remainder of the isc atomic.h looks fine though, so this likely
> is a general bug in BIND, especially if it didn't happen before
> BIND 9.6.-ESV-R4-P1. Doug should be able to help you.
> Doug, could you please nevertheless take care of getting the above
> patch into BIND? It's a merge of r148453.

Hmm, I thought I had already pushed that rock up the appropriate hill, 
but maybe not. I've been following this thread, but it's incredibly 
unlikely that I'll be able to do anything useful with it until Friday.




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