Strange message from cron-dccd

Sean Rima sean@tcob1.net
Sun Oct 6 21:16:26 UTC 2002


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On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Vernon Schryver told this:

>> on this, dbclean ran itself and after 2 hours reported:
>> Oct  6 17:08:24 bsod dbclean[5878]: bad hash free list entry at 0x2
>> Oct  6 17:08:24 bsod dbclean[5878]: failed to relink record at
>> 0x314c7cc; fatal
>> error
>> Oct  6 17:08:27 bsod dccd[248]: 1.1.14 database /var/dcc/dcc_db
>> reopened
> 
> If dbclean needed 2 hours instead of at most 5 minutes to deal with
> the fewer than 65 MBytes that should be in your database, then
> something is wrong with your system.  This is what I see from
> dbclean dealing with such a database:


I have seen this before when I have suffered a powercut and when dccd
came back up, it took some time to redo the database.
 
>     Oct 6 14:06:39 calcite dccd[29784]: database cleaning begun Oct
>     6 14:07:37 calcite dbclean[19696]: expired 66602 records and
>     95911 checksums in /var/news/nanas/dcc_db Oct 6 14:07:58 calcite
>     dbclean[19696]: hashed 898109 records containing 1529424
>     checksums, compressed 18716 records Oct 6 14:07:58 calcite
>     dbclean[19696]: 1010688 hash entries total, 786402 or 77% used
>     Oct 6 14:08:38 calcite dccd[29784]: 1.1.15 database
>     /usr/var/news/nanas/dcc_db reopened

What I have is:

Oct  6 14:34:06 bsod dccd[248]: database cleaning begun
Oct  6 14:35:57 bsod dbclean[5878]: expired 117719 records and 208989
                checksums in /var/dcc/dcc_db
Oct  6 14:44:58 bsod dccd[248]: "ADMN FLOD received before ADMN
                DB_NEW"  sent to client 1042 at 192.168.0.1,1236
Oct  6 17:08:24 bsod dbclean[5878]: bad hash free list entry at 0x2
Oct  6 17:08:24 bsod dbclean[5878]: failed to relink record at
                0x314c7cc;  fatal error
Oct  6 17:08:27 bsod dccd[248]: 1.1.14 database /var/dcc/dcc_db reopened

> If instead you mean that the problem re-appeared 2 hours after
> dbclean ran, then I'd look for additional evidence of disk or memory
> hardware errors in the system.
> 

I remove the existing database and created a new one, since then dccd
has run okay. Something may have happened when I copied the files up
the new location, I tar.gz'd them. I have been monitoring this new PC
and there are no problems showing up in the syslog, as the system
isusing reiserfs which I know from another PC does report any problems
to the syslog.



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  Sean Rima                                http://www.tcob1.net
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