Why would mountd die?

Tuc at T-B-O-H ml at t-b-o-h.net
Fri Aug 26 19:30:33 GMT 2005

> Tuc at Beach House wrote:
> > 	We are having a problem on a 5.4 NFS server where at times
> > mountd seems to be just "disappearing". Is there a good way to track
> > that this happens, or to find out what causes it to die?
> DJB's daemontools come to mind, also Big Brother (www.bb4.org) can monitor a 
> system, keeping track of the running processes, and yell (ie, email you, page 
> you, etc) if something bad happens.
	Ok, thanks.
> The first step is to look for log messages (see mountd's "-d" flag),
	:-/ Logs to sysout, so can't be run from the /etc/rc.d/mountd. Was
hoping to have it log to syslog. I guess I could wrap a shell around it.
> and to 
> unlimit coredumpsize (see /etc/login.conf and the shell environment) and see 
> whether you can get a coredump for gdb.
	If its run as root, isn't coredumpsize already unlimited?
> It'll help to rebuild mountd with -g for debugging purposes...
	If I can get it to do the core, might be the best idea.

	I decided to run it in a screen to see if I can see maybe something
that way. If it gives a clue, maybe won't have to increase coredumpsize
and compile with debug for gdb.

		Thanks, Tuc

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