#48538 Misleading error: Failed to delete old semaphore
Closed: wontfix 3 years ago Opened 5 years ago by firstyear.

I received the error

[09/Feb/2016:12:21:26 +101800] - 389-Directory/1.3.5 B2016.040.145 starting up
[09/Feb/2016:12:21:26 +101800] - Failed to delete old semaphore for stats file (/opt/dirsrv/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-localhost.stats). Error 13 (Permission denied).

But there was no such file.

/opt# ls -al /opt/dirsrv/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-localhost.stats
ls: cannot access /opt/dirsrv/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-localhost.stats: No such file or directory

Turns out you need to remove:

/dev/shm/sem.slapd-localhost.stats

We should correctly indicate in the logs what the file is we are trying to access.


I think this is invalid now as lkrispen has removed the semaphores in question.

Closing invalid.

With nunc-stans enabled file /dev/shm/sem.slapd-standalone.stats gets created. And if the instance was killed, it can't clean it up because of selinux denials:

{{{
[15/Oct/2016:06:53:03.508211988 -0400] - INFO - main - 389-Directory/1.3.6.0 B2016.288.2056 starting up
[15/Oct/2016:06:53:03.510215312 -0400] - EMERG - snmp_collator_create_semaphore - Failed to delete old semaphore for stats file (/var/run/dirsrv/slapd-standalone.stats). Error 13 (Permission denied).
}}}

{{{
time->Sat Oct 15 06:53:03 2016
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1476528783.509:538): arch=c000003e syscall=87 success=no exit=-13 a0=7ffccb008cf0 a1=7fe14287a7c1 a2=7fe13fee5a16 a3=7ffccb008ae0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=22093 auid=4294967295 uid=389 gid=389 euid=389 suid=389 fsuid=389 egid=389 sgid=389 fsgid=389 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="ns-slapd" exe="/usr/sbin/ns-slapd" subj=system_u:system_r:dirsrv_t:s0 key=(null)
type=AVC msg=audit(1476528783.509:538): avc: denied { unlink } for pid=22093 comm="ns-slapd" name="sem.slapd-standalone.stats" dev="tmpfs" ino=49935 scontext=system_u:system_r:dirsrv_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:user_tmp_t:s0 tclass=file
}}}

The message is still misleading, because /var/run/dirsrv/slapd-standalone.stats can be deleted, but /dev/shm/sem.slapd-standalone.stats - can't be.

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Metadata Update from @firstyear:
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4 years ago

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

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