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NITLib Get SEV List error -649

Hi,

Seeing this error in /var/log/messages :
Mar 23 14:13:25 n13 ndpapp[8220]: [NIT_IPC 0x7ffff2a5c700] : nitlib_get_sevlist_from_name: Got error -649 from NCPID for getting the SEV list from DN

It appears in all OES2015 servers with NSS volumes and it appears on a two hour schedule. Every time it shows up the error is repeated the same number of times on a given server, but not necessarily the same number of times on all servers. For example the server n13 will log the error 10 times every two hours, whereas another server (n14) will log the error 18 times every two hours.

So one clue is that this is due to some internal process that is executed on a scheduled basis. It is obviously tied to eDirectory and NSS and the '-649' error is an out of memory/insufficient buffer error. But there is not enough info in the error message to go any further. Is it eDir that is out of memory? Is is ndpapp or the mysterious NCPID? Is the SEV list too large? What is the DN where the error occurs?

So far this seems to have no impact on users using the fileserver, so it may only be one of those cosmetic errors.

Is anyone else seeing this on OES2015 (not applicable to OES 11 since NIT only comes with OES2015). Any really smart NIT experts out there (you know, NIT wits - sorry couldn't resist the pun).

The servers have only been patched to the end of Dec 2015, so the following still need to be applied:
OES2015-Updates | oes2015-February-2016-Hot-Patch
OES2015-Updates | oes2015-January-2016-Scheduled-Maintenance
OES2015-Updates | oes2015-March-2016-Hot-Patch
OES2015-Updates | oes2015-edirectory-888-patch6-hot-patch1

Cheers,

Ron
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I applied all patches released since Jan 2016 through to today (Mar 24 2016) to my eDir master and r/w replicas and to two fileservers. The error remains.

Cheers,

Ron
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:06:01 +0000, rjneilly wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Seeing this error in /var/log/messages :
> Mar 23 14:13:25 n13 ndpapp[8220]: [NIT_IPC 0x7ffff2a5c700] :
> nitlib_get_sevlist_from_name: Got error -649 from NCPID for getting the
> SEV list from DN
>
> It appears in all OES2015 servers with NSS volumes and it appears on a
> two hour schedule. Every time it shows up the error is repeated the same
> number of times on a given server, but not necessarily the same number
> of times on all servers. For example the server n13 will log the error
> 10 times every two hours, whereas another server (n14) will log the
> error 18 times every two hours.
>
> So one clue is that this is due to some internal process that is
> executed on a scheduled basis. It is obviously tied to eDirectory and
> NSS and the '-649' error is an out of memory/insufficient buffer error.
> But there is not enough info in the error message to go any further. Is
> it eDir that is out of memory? Is is ndpapp or the mysterious NCPID? Is
> the SEV list too large? What is the DN where the error occurs?
>
> So far this seems to have no impact on users using the fileserver, so it
> may only be one of those cosmetic errors.
>
> Is anyone else seeing this on OES2015 (not applicable to OES 11 since
> NIT only comes with OES2015). Any really smart NIT experts out there
> (you know, NIT wits - sorry couldn't resist the pun).
>
> The servers have only been patched to the end of Dec 2015, so the
> following still need to be applied:
> OES2015-Updates | oes2015-February-2016-Hot-Patch OES2015-Updates
> | oes2015-January-2016-Scheduled-Maintenance OES2015-Updates |
> oes2015-March-2016-Hot-Patch OES2015-Updates |
> oes2015-edirectory-888-patch6-hot-patch1
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ron


Hi Ron,

I do apologize for the late follow-up.

Even when not using AD integration in OES2015, a number of services are
being dependant on novell-nit, and as such novell-nit is always installed
with OES2015.

With OES2015 SP1 for example, also FTP is integrated with novell-nit.

There is a bug for this (#964687) and we have actually changed the logging
of these messages to a higher log level so it should no longer be all over.

I have a customer confirming the PTF, and once done, we should put this
out in an upcoming Scheduled Maintenance release.

Thanks
Hans


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