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Bug#467609: marked as done (failed assertion in nscd (hstcache.c:364) on host name lookup)

Your message dated Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:03:16 +0100
with message-id <47D569D4.9030302@aurel32.net>
and subject line Re: Bug#467609: failed assertion in nscd (hstcache.c:364) on host name lookup
has caused the Debian Bug report #467609,
regarding failed assertion in nscd (hstcache.c:364) on host name lookup
to be marked as done.

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Package: nscd
Version: 2.3.6.ds1-13etch5
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

This looks a lot like #451552, except the bug *still* occurs on more
recent versions.  I expect this grave bug would have been fixed
_in_etch_ by the time...

Setting debug-level to 16383 in /etc/nscd.conf, and running nscd -d in
a terminal gives the following crash before a few minutes to hours (even
when nscd was started after invalidating the caches with nscd -i):

> 10152: add new entry "adtech.panthercustomer.com" of type GETHOSTBYNAME for hosts to cache (first)
> 10152: Reloading "adtech.panthercustomer.com" in hosts cache!
> 10152: add new entry "adtech.panthercustomer.com" of type GETHOSTBYNAME for hosts to cache (first)
> 10152: Reloading "adtech.panthercustomer.com" in hosts cache!
> 10152: add new entry "adtech.panthercustomer.com" of type GETHOSTBYNAME for hosts to cache (first)
> 10152: Reloading "adtech.panthercustomer.com" in hosts cache!
> 10152: add new entry "adtech.panthercustomer.com" of type GETHOSTBYNAME for hosts to cache (first)
> 10152: Reloading "ecx.images-amazon.com" in hosts cache!
> nscd: hstcache.c:364: cache_addhst: Assertion `hst->h_addr_list[1] == ((void *)0)' failed.
> Aborted

Of course, after the crash all networking is slowed to a pain since
name lookups aren't cached any more... and the lack of cache also has
impacts on other tables :(

Since the process isn't rock solid, it has become unusable... one
can't go restart it every time it crashes, it would be far too often.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages nscd depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-13etch5 GNU C Library: Shared

nscd recommends no packages.

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fabien.coutant@steria.com a écrit :
> Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> a écrit le 2008-03-02 12:54 :
> [...cut...]
>> Could you please try the version from: http://temp.aurel32.net/glibc/ ?
>> It's the version from etch, with a patch backported from upstream that
>> may fix the problem.
>> You only need to install the new nscd, the other binary packages have
>> been built because they are part of the same source package.
> It seems to be much better: I didn't have a single crash during a whole
> working week (5 days);
> But I won't be able to test for longer periods of time...
> Thanks for the backport, I will keep it preciously.

Ok, so I guess the problem is fixed in sid. I am marking the bug closed
for lenny/sid, keeping it open for etch. I will see if the stable
release team allow us to fix this bug in etch.

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