[rancid] rancid hung

Wayne Eisenberg Wayne.Eisenberg at logically.com
Fri Mar 26 12:36:01 UTC 2021

It is recurring. Did a bit more digging around and saw it was only dell switches that were choking. The scripts just changed so expect wasn't getting what it was looking for. The good news is that I discovered dnos9 which is the correct type to use in v3.13 instead of the original dell.pm or powerconnect.pm that was working in v3.8.  So sometimes the answer is try a different equipment type. :)

-----Original Message-----
From: heasley <heas at shrubbery.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:31 PM
To: Wayne Eisenberg <Wayne.Eisenberg at logically.com>
Subject: Re: [rancid] rancid hung


Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 07:27:55PM +0000, Wayne Eisenberg:
> Hi all,
> I upgraded my rancid install from 3.8 to 3.13, all went well. Except for one group of devices for which rancid is not deleting the lockfile. First time to troubleshoot old lockfiles. How do I find out what is causing this? It was fine in v3.8. I don't see anything obvious in the log file from the run.

is it recurring?  I mean, you have cleaned-up processes and lock files, then recurs?

or, you updated and its stuck?  if so, i've seen this occur when rancid is running and a new version is installed.  somethhing happens with the interpreters.

else, what processes are running?  which files in the group are open (lsof)?


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