Bug ID 596429: pgadmind process restarts continuously

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:

Opened: May 31, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


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.


pgadmind process restarts continuously.


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



Fix Information

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

Behavior Change