Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
On Wed, July 25, 2012 09:54, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
On Tue, July 24, 2012 20:29, Simo Sorce wrote:
On Tue, 2012-07-24 at 10:22 +0200, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
I keep seing this error message in our production environment "Request is a
variuos services using kerberos like ssh, sssd, automounter, squid +++ after
the upgrade to
RHEL 6.3 /
Jul 24 10:16:11 server027 sssd_be: GSSAPI Error: Unspecified GSS failure.
Minor code may
provide more information (Request is a replay)
Seaching google seem to suggest that this is an error with time. However we
configured (IPA servers as NTP servers) which is synchronized to external NTP
has been no issue before, and I cannot find issue with the time being out of
sync on the
machines where this is happening.
This error usually appears only when a same request is found in the
replay cache. It shouldn't be related to time issues, in that case you usually
Can you tell me what operation was being performed by sssd when you
caught that error ? Can you check if immediately before another identical
operation had been
That being said, I do have 1 IPA server (out of 3) that has significantly
higher CPU usage than
the other 2, the 15-minute load average is sitting at between 0.85 and 0.95 the
entire day, where
ns-slapd 389-ds process is running at 100% most of the time.
Load: 1.02, 0.94, 0.87
In comparison the other two IPA servers has a 15-minute average between 0.10 -
the day, and the ns-slapd process is far from being such a cpu hog.
On the server having high load, running even a command such as "ipactl status"
can take up to 20
seconds to complete, where "Directory Service: RUNNING" returns after a second
or so, and to list
the rest of the services takes the remainding 19 seconds.
Also the web interface on this particular IPA server is rendered unusable, returning
exceeded for the query" for almost any action.
Restarting all the IPA servies (ipactl restart) on the problematic host
soemwhat improves the
situation, however that particular server returns to having heavy load quickly.
Using logconv.pl to analyze the dirsrv access log file displays that the server
in question has
the lowest search queries per min with 106 queries/min. The other servers have
queries/sec and 168 queries/sec.
For modifications all the IPA servers has about 5-6 queries/sec. For unindexed
problematic server is the server with the lowest number. It does however have
more than twice the
amount of GSSAPI binds than the other servers with over 61000 GSSAPI binds over
a 17 hour period.
The problematic server is a physical server with 2 x AMD 2.4GHz Quad core CPU
and 8GB of RAM.
This issue is also impacting all the clients, where I see random hangs with
anything involving a
ldap or kerberos query to the IPA servers.
I am starting to see the Replay error when using the "ipa" CLI tool as well,
causing the request
to drop out in an error.
ipa dnsrecord-show example.com hostname
ipa: ERROR: Local error: SASL(-1): generic failure: GSSAPI Error: Unspecified
GSS failure. Minor
code may provide more information (Request is a replay)
Sorry, I had started a reply yesterday and got side-tracked and never
For the one server is busier than others, how are your clients
configured? Are you using DNS SRV records?
For the replay, are your servers running in bare metal or in VMs? How
about the clients? This sure seems like a time issue.
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