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Bug 991213 - snmpd hangs starting when sendmail queue groups are defined
Summary: snmpd hangs starting when sendmail queue groups are defined
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: net-snmp
Version: 6.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Jan Safranek
QA Contact: Dalibor Pospíšil
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-08-01 21:07 UTC by Kelsey Cummings
Modified: 2013-11-21 22:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: snmpd, the SNMP daemon, wrongly parsed Sendmail configuration files with enabled queue groups. Consequence: snmpd entered endless loop on startup. Fix: Parsing of the configuration file with queue groups was fixed. Result: snmpd does not enter endless loop.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-11-21 22:52:05 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch (deleted)
2013-08-01 21:07 UTC, Kelsey Cummings
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:1693 normal SHIPPED_LIVE net-snmp bug fix and enhancement update 2013-11-20 21:52:17 UTC

Description Kelsey Cummings 2013-08-01 21:07:10 UTC
Created attachment 781775 [details]

Description of problem:

A bug in the config parsing leads to a endless loop when it encounters queue groups defined in the cf.  Fixed upstream in 5.6

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. define sendmail queue group in


cd /etc/mail;

add to
define(`QUEUE_DIR', `/var/spool/mqueue/q*')dnl
QUEUE_GROUP(`mqueue', `F=f, I=1m, R=10')dnl 

make && make restart

2. attempt to start snmpd

Actual results:

It hangs.

Expected results:

It should start.

Additional info:

Patch is back ported from 5.6 and appears to fix the bug, allowing snmpd to start when sendmail queue groups are defined.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 22:52:05 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

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