utmpd goes nuts sometimes at 25% CPU, why?

utmpd goes nuts sometimes at 25% CPU, why?

Post by Geoff Haz » Wed, 30 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Sometimes, about once a week or so, our utmpd starts chewing up
25% CPU on our 4 Processor Sparc2000.  We stop and start it, and
then it's fine for a while.  Can anyone explain this behavior
or offer a cure?  I've already got a cron script checking it
and stopping/starting it, but would like to eliminate the problem.

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utmpd goes nuts sometimes at 25% CPU, why?

Post by Jim Dav » Wed, 30 Apr 1997 04:00:00

:Sometimes, about once a week or so, our utmpd starts chewing up
:25% CPU on our 4 Processor Sparc2000.

Have you installed patch 104029-01 ("SunOS 5.5.1: utmpd daemon runs
away consuming CPU resources") ?


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This is very strange. I have the named configs set up exactly as per the
I have virtusertable and genericstable set up right.

yet - !!!!!  Generally after a reboot, I get this MX error message and the
mail fails.
HOWEVER !!!!!  arrrrrrrr......  if I rebuild the hash tables for
virtusertable and genericstable, then HUP sendmail .....  all the problems
go away.!

this is driving me NUTS. Nothing ever changes - except this happens after a
reboot sometimes .  Not all the time!

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.0.0 MX list for inexpensivewebsites.com. points back to


OK: The configs. ( there is an actual 'user' called sales as well, so the
mail can actually be read locally)

In virtusertable.

In genericstable

in /etc/namedb/db.inexpensive

robert.nanguo.chalmers.com.au. (
                00092416; Serial
                10800   ; Refresh after 3 hours
                3600    ; Retry after 1 hour
                604800  ; Expire after 1 week
                86400 ) ; Minimum TTL of 1 day
; Nameservers
                IN NS   nanguo.chalmers.com.au.
                IN NS   ruby.chalmers.com.au.
                                                        IN A
inexpensivewebsites.com.                  IN MX 10 nanguo.chalmers.com.au.
                                                        IN MX 50
www             IN CNAME inexpensivewebsites.com.

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