[Mageia-sysadm] Puppet lockup, potential solution

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Jul 18 14:59:37 CEST 2011


After trying the hardcore approach ( debugging, etc ), I decided to do a
more complete search on the web, and found that :

Basically, that's exactly the problem we see, and I have been able to
reproduce on alamut, using the openssl speed trick.

According to 
the bug is fixed in 

Problem, we run : 
[root at alamut ~]# rpm -q ruby

So we have a few choice :
- backport the patch
( http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=580464 ) 

- backport the whole ruby package

- wait until we upgrade servers ( and kill all puppet process once per
day )

Any opinions ?
Michael Scherer

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