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Many Gconfd-2 Processes leading to server hang (Doc ID 2668757.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.11 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Many gconfd-2 processes created causing server to run out of resources.


# ps -ef |grep -i gconfd*|wc -l
31124

  PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
  26 root 20 0 0 0 0 R 40.1 0.0 2392:43 kswapd0
124809 root 20 0 35748 23m 724 R 34.3 0.3 0:02.31 top
124272 nobody 20 0 28792 844 764 R 29.0 0.0 0:13.40 gconfd-2
 

ERROR
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Apr 26 04:03:55 <hostname> gconfd (root-62187): starting (version 2.14.0), pid 62187 user 'root'
Apr 26 04:03:55 <hostname> gconfd (root-62187): Failed to open /tmp/gconfd-root: Permission denied
Apr 26 04:03:55 <hostname> gconfd (root-62187): Failed to get lock for daemon, exiting: Directory /tmp/gconfd-root has a problem, gconfd can't use it
Apr 26 04:03:56 <hostname> gconfd (root-62213): starting (version 2.14.0), pid 62213 user 'root'
Apr 26 04:03:56 <hostname> gconfd (root-62213): Failed to open /tmp/gconfd-root: Permission denied

Cause

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