On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 04:01:08AM -0700, Don Lewis wrote: > On 11 Jul, Josef Karthauser wrote: > > On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 11:35:46AM +0100, Josef Karthauser wrote: > >> > >> > I tracked it down to tcp_getcred() calling SYSCTL_OUT(), which can > >> > potentially block, before releasing the locks tcp_getcred() is holding. > >> > This routine is used by the net.inet.tcp.getcred sysctl, and the only > >> > user of that seems to be the builtin ident code in inetd. I'm not > >> > seeing this error because I'm not running inetd on my -current box. > >> > >> I get it whenever cron kicks of a cvsup also. > >> > > > > Oh, and also when postfix sends or recives an email. > > I would expect this if you are running inetd and have its builtin ident > service enabled. When you are sending email and your MTA connects to a > remote MTA, it is quite common for the remote MTA to connect to the > ident port on your host to get more information about the user who > initiated the connection request.
Ok, that explains that. > The cvsup server may also be making ident queries. If it is, it is making lots and lots of them, at a rate of around 5 or 10 a second or more when the cvsup is running. That seems excessive. To test it I've just killed inetd and it's still happening - there must be something else tickling this also. Joe -- "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." - Albert Einstein, 1921
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