BIND9 doesn't seem to do anything

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Thu Feb 3 14:23:02 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 05:57:50PM -0700, Pat Maddox wrote:
> The named process is always in the kserel state.  I've got no idea
> what that is, and all I can find on Google is that programs hang in
> that state.  So I don't know what to do.  There's no output, I can't
> find any logs, there's just no way for me to tell what's wrong.

I can't remember for sure, but I think that it's a threaded application
that's waiting for something to do, though I didn't think BIND uses
threads.  grep -r kserel /usr/src/sys/ may reveal more info.

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