[rancid] Re: /tmp/.networking.run.lock exists

Justin Shore justin.shore at sktbcs.com
Fri Jan 12 20:05:27 UTC 2007

It sounds like you're checking too many hosts in one single linear run
and it's taking too long.  You may want to either increase PAR_COUNT in
etc/rancid.conf or you may want to run each of the groups listed in
LIST_OF_GROUPS from cron separately.  

0 */1 * * * rancid-run abc
0 */1 * * * rancid-run def
0 */1 * * * rancid-run ghi
0 */1 * * * rancid-run jkl
0 */1 * * * rancid-run mno

I do both.  I set PAR_COUNT to 5 and I run each of our POPs (how I break
up LIST_OF_GROUPS) separately from cron.  That way a slow speed link in
one POP won't hold up the rancid on the other POPs.

That's my take on your problem.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Pena, Antonio
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 10:48 AM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] /tmp/.networking.run.lock exists


I started to get this message after Rancid runs:

more networking.20070112.110101
starting: Fri Jan 12 11:01:01 EST 2007

hourly config diffs failed: /tmp/.networking.run.lock exists
-rw-r-----  1 rancid netadm 0 Jan 12 10:01 /tmp/.networking.run.lock

ending: Fri Jan 12 11:01:01 EST 2007
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root

I deleted the file, but next time breaks again.

Also found another file on /tmp/ called "rancid.networking.2447", if I
cat this file comes with same message line....

cvs update: [16:46:32] waiting for rancid's lock in

Any help is really appreciated

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