[Box Backup] infinite loop?
Tue, 9 Nov 2004 16:17:51 +0000
On 9 Nov 2004, at 16:07, Charles Lecklider wrote:
> On my boxbackup client (FreeBSD 4.10) I've got this:
> PID NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
> 14544 0 49688K 48576K RUN 17.3H 98.10% 98.10% bbackupd
> So I looked at the logs:
> followed by a bunch of normal housekeeping messages.
> It was working fine with 3.5Gb of other stuff, but it's choked now
> that I added my Maildirs to the list. Anything I can try to make this
> work, or do I need to find another way to backup large directories?
It would be nice to see where the problem was. Can you do this for me?
Build a debug version. From within the distribution archive, type
Kill any running daemon. Then start the debug version daemon. You'll
probably need to be root.
(adding -c <config file> if your config file isn't
Then wait until it infinite loops.
Attach a debugger. Find the process ID from a ps ax listing, then
gdb bbackupd PID
and then type
to get a stack trace. Let me know what it says!
Quit the debugger with
and answer 'y' to the question to leave the daemon running. Kill it.