Bug ID 596429: pgadmind process restarts continuously

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4, 12.1.4.1, 12.1.5, 12.1.5.1, 12.1.5.2, 12.1.5.3, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:
13.1.0

Opened: May 31, 2016

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

pgadmind process restarts continuously. The ltm log contains messages similar to the following: err postgres[23237]: [1-1] FATAL: bogus data in lock file "postmaster.pid": "" err pgadmind[23229]: 01890008:3: Postgres stopped with a non-zero status (1). notice pgadmind[23229]: 0189000b:5: Shutting down postgres.

Impact

pgadmind process restarts continuously.

Conditions

This occurs when the pid file is corrupt (i.e., containing content that fails to parse, e.g., 0x116 bytes of null characters).

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

pgadmind now handles corrupt pid files, so the restart loop no longer occurs.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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