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.

"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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