On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 4:43 AM, Ulrich Spörlein <uspoerl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2015-10-28 3:44 GMT+01:00 NGie Cooper <yaneurab...@gmail.com>:
>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Alan Somers <asom...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> I just noticed that our last Coverity scan happened on either July-6
>>> (according to my inbox) or June-26 (according to Coverity's website).
>>> Prior to that, we seemed to get scanned about once per week. Does
>>> anybody know why we haven't been scanned for so long? I can't figure
>>> out what triggers a scan, but it seems like it should've happened by
>> Is it due to svn moving?
> No, it's a stupid bug in our crond and/or nslcd and LDAP handling. The
> setup is as follows:
> - a server running 24/7 with `uqs` being a user ID that is stored in LDAP
> - a cronjob is set up to run coverity scan twice a week
> - nslcd is running and getent passwd will list all local and LDAP users
> - <bug happens here>
> - cron somehow no longer sees any of the LDAP users and thus is not
> executing any user crontabs, I think this is due to the connection to
> nslcd breaking
> - restarting crond fixes that (for a while)
> So my box was last restarted 94d ago, which was July 26 and it seems
> that it even that reboot and cron restart didn't help. I've now put in
> a crontab entry, to have cron restart cron daily (no kidding), let's
> see if that fixes things.
> Though the best option would be to move this off my box, run it with a
> local account via cron that should be more robust. Or someone could
> fix our cron, because this is really annoying.
> Anyway, thanks for letting me know, expect some more coverity runs by
> the end of the week!
Looking forward to it. Muchas gracias, Ulrich.
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