[artix-general] SOLVED smtpd segfault error 4 in libevent-2.1.so.7.0.1

epektasis rptnix at amerytel.net
Wed Oct 21 17:55:14 CEST 2020


On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 02:44:44PM +0300, Christos Nouskas wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:05:10 -0500
> epektasis via artix-general <artix-general at artixlinux.org> wrote:
> 
> > Hello.  Seeing the following error in /var/log/messages.log
> > 
> > kernel: smtpd[2219]: segfault at 1b0 ip 00007fea7fd3840b sp
> > 00007ffda35b9030\ error 4 in libevent-2.1.so.7.0.1[7fea7fd24000+39000]
> > 
> > This has been in the logs since late last month and I only now noticed it.
> > Libevent was updated by pacman on September 21st to version 2.1.12-1.  The
> > file /usr/lib/libevent-2.1.so.7.0.1 exists.  Opensmtpd version is 6.7.1p1-6.
> > The kernel version is 5.9.1-artix1-1.
> > 
> > What is error 4 in libevent?   Any helpful suggestions welcome.
> 
> 
> Hi, these errors usually appear when a lib gets updated and a process using
> it hasn't been restarted. So, the dumb question is: have you restarted your
> smtpd? 
> 
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> 

Upon further examination of the logs, this error is logged every time the
system is shutdown or rebooted.  This leads me to wonder if smtpd is not
cleanly stopped as the system is shutting down.  It runs fine the next time
the system is up.  Marking this solved.




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