ff is killing named

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Christopher Barry

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Oct 11, 2014, 5:32:47 PM10/11/14
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Hi all,

not sure if this is the right list, if not please advise.

I run my own nameserver on my box, and have for many years.
When running firefox (rebranded to iceweasel in Debian) v31.1.0, and
hitting certain websites/pages (most noticeably amazon or ebay, but it
can pretty much randomly be any site), named (BIND 9.9.5-4.1-Debian)
will gag and fall over with the following syslog dump:


Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: mem.c:1321: REQUIRE(ptr !=
((void *)0)) failed, back trace
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #0 0x7f3f05e5322d in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #1 0x7f3f040407ba in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #2 0x7f3f0405102c in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #3 0x7f3f05702694 in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #4 0x7f3f056ae16a in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #5 0x7f3f05695c29 in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #6 0x7f3f05695d99 in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #7 0x7f3f057097fd in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #8 0x7f3f0571526b in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #9 0x7f3f04061eeb in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #10 0x7f3f03a130a4 in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: #11 0x7f3f033e3c2d in ??
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith named[26038]: exiting (due to assertion
failure)
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith systemd[1]: bind9.service: main
process exited, code=killed, status=6/ABRT
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith rndc[26558]: rndc: connect failed:
127.0.0.1#953: connection refused
Oct 11 16:45:19 monolith systemd[1]: bind9.service: control process
exited, code=exited status=1

I spent a good deal of time researching this issue, thinking it was a
named bug, and could not find anything about it. I'm running Debian
Jessie, which recently changed to use systemd (and I'm not sure it's
not related somehow).

Recently, I was trying to get to a page on ebay, and every time I
clicked this link:
http://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ShowCoreAskSellerQuestion&redirect=0&requested=22newcentury&iid=321536360296
named would crash hard and FF would fail to find the site.
It's 100% repeatable.

I decided to try chromium, to see if the error could possibly be related
to FF somehow, and sure enough chromium never crashes named and goes to
the link. I cannot get chromium to crash named.

I have never had this kind of issue before with Iceweasel/Firefox, and
it's very confusing what is causing it. I *really* do not want to use
chromium, so please let me know how we can proceed to isolate and
remedy this issue. I'm up for any testing you can think of.

Thanks!

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Regards,
Christopher Barry

Patrick McManus

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Oct 11, 2014, 6:49:20 PM10/11/14
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Hi Christopher - I think you need to start with the bind devs for this one,
given that it is bind that is crashing. Maybe it has a no daemon mode (-D?)
and you can start it under gdb and get a stack trace - that would probably
help them. If they indicate that there is something we should be aware of
on the firefox side, please circle back.

Thanks!
-P
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Christopher Barry

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Oct 11, 2014, 7:19:21 PM10/11/14
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Hi Patrick,

Thanks for replying.

I had just updated my box the other day, thinking there may be an
update to bind, but bind was not in the package list. Then today I sent
the message below to the list after noticing chromium had no problems.

After sending the email, I though I'd try to update again, just to see.
Sure enough, bind was an update. I updated it, and so far no crashing
going to the site that was crashing 100% of the time.

Sorry for the noise, weird issue, but it appears to be resolved now.
lesson: update and test *immediately* before sending to a list :)

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Cheers,
-C
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