On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 15:19 +0200, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
> Hi,
> I've seen cron jobs on some of our machines not being run after they we're 
> migrated to IPA. The
> machines in question has not been restarted after they we're migrated from 
> NIS to IPA.
> These are RHEL 6 machines. The users that has the crontab that's not run, was 
> in NIS, and the same
> account having the same UID/GID exists in IPA. Cron jobs for local accounts 
> run as they did before
> migrating to IPA.
> Jun 15 13:53:01 hostname crond[1810]: (username) ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> Restarting the cron daemon solves the issue, and the cron jobs immediately 
> starts running again.
> Has anyone else seen this issue?

Running daemons cannot pick up changes to /etc/nsswitch.conf. They have
to be restarted. This is a long-standing bug in glibc (well, the glibc
upstream doesn't consider it a bug, but their users do).

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