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Problems with tailwatch, lfd, csf and perl

Discussion in 'Security' started by vpsstore, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. vpsstore

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    Over the last few nights I have been receiving messages from the server that services are failing:

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    The chkservd sub-process with pid 5405 was running for 301 seconds.  The sub-process was terminated as it exceeded the time between checks of 300 seconds.  Please check /var/log/chkservd.log and /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatchd_log to discover the cause.
    I googled the subject and messages and I read that it was worth upgrading the perlmodules as this might cure the problem. Alongside this I was getting the '[checkperlmodules] perl version too old (v5.8.8 required, v5.8.7 is installed.).' messages.

    I followed the instructions within the checkperlmodules email and this has resulted in some undesirable effects, in addition to the original problem (which itself still persists).

    Code:
    tailwatchd - chkservd on vps.xxxxxxxxxxxx.net status: hang
    lfd on vps.xxxxxxxxxxxx.net failed
    Also, csf was crippled.....

    Any ideas of where to start?
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Hello vpsstore,

    We have an internal case (57323) about these chkservd messages for tailwatchd. This should be fixed in 11.32.1.0 and higher as the update_sa_rules can oftentimes take longer than the 300 seconds we allow for chkservd to process. The message can be ignored in the meantime or monitoring disabled for tailwatchd in WHM > Service Manager until your server's version is higher than 11.32.1.0:

    Code:
    cat /usr/local/cpanel/version
    You can see the version for each tier at Downloads - cPanel Inc.

    Thanks!
     
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