How many delay is normal?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by benjami, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. benjami

    benjami New Member


    I've deleted one administrator email user, john, then empty the recycle bin. All is correct: the Maildir symlink points to the /home/www/web15/user/john/Maildir that doesn't exists (I use Courier instead WU).

    Then I've moved one existing user (joseph) to administrator. No changes in the symlink after many than 2 hours. :confused:

    Now I've modified this account (joseph): added «catchAll email» and SSH access. With this changes, the Maildir symlink now is correct only 5 minutes after the change: /home/www/web15/user/joseph/Maildir. Then I've unselected the SSH access and I can see the changes in /etc/passwd. Good!

    Seems that some changes have long delay --or maybe doesn't works? What is the normal delay that I can should wait for?

    I've previously seen this detail with one new site: only when I've created new users (administrator, catchAll email, SSH) the new site appears in /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf and apache2 service reloaded.

    One detail that maybe is important: the server is in one intranet with the IP. I'm out of the office working with the Internet router IP that with NAT «see» the I can see that my browser looks for some details in and maybe some PHP scripts doesn't works for this reason.

    Thanks for this great software --and sorry for my poor english :eek:
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    What's the output of
    ls -la /root/ispconfig

    Can you run this?
    strace /root/ispconfig/php/php -q /root/ispconfig/scripts/writeconf.php
    Do you see any errors (segmentation faults)? PHP 5.1.2 has a few bugs that cause segmentation faults on some systems... :(
  3. benjami

    benjami New Member

    Tests done

    $ ls -la /root/ispconfig
    total 120
    drwxr-xr-x  9 root root  4096 2006-05-26 14:52 .
    drwxr-xr-x  8 root root  4096 2006-04-12 21:25 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 55866 2005-11-26 14:09 cronolog
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  9673 2005-11-26 14:09 cronosplit
    drwxr-xr-x 12 root root  4096 2005-11-26 13:21 httpd
    drwxr-xr-x 11 root root  4096 2005-11-26 14:09 isp
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root     9 2006-05-26 14:52 .old_path_httpd_root
    drwxr-xr-x  6 root root  4096 2005-11-26 13:18 openssl
    drwxr-xr-x  6 root root  4096 2005-11-26 13:24 php
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 2005-11-26 14:09 scripts
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 2005-11-26 14:09 standard_cgis
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2005-11-26 14:09 sv
    -rwx------  1 root root  8190 2005-11-26 14:09 uninstall
    Works fine, no segmentation fault errors. Is one Debian Etch with PHP4.

    I've replied too late (I'm sorry for the delay) because today I've used ISPConfig from the intranet --and I see the same delays too.

    Maybe is due that I should press the «save» button of the main «ISP Site» page after any user changes?

    NOTE: is one old ISPConfig version: 2.1.1. Yes, is time to upgrade ... :rolleyes:
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Yes, try that. The latest release comes with PHP 5.1.4 where the developers solved some problems with segmentation faults, etc.
  5. benjami

    benjami New Member

    Today I can ca reproduce this delay problem:

    I change one user email password in the ISPConfig interface, but in the user still have the old password.


    strace /root/ispconfig/php/php -q /root/ispconfig/scripts/writeconf.php
    this message loops again and again:

    stat64("/root/ispconfig/.ispconfig_lock", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
    rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
    rt_sigaction(SIGCHLD, NULL, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
    rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
    nanosleep({1, 0}, {1, 0})               = 0
    The file:

    $ ls -l /root/ispconfig/.ispconfig_lock
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-06-15 08:50 /root/ispconfig/.ispconfig_lock
    Is safe that I delete this file or I should wait for / force another ISPConfig process?

    Update: After browsing this forum looking for .ispconfig_lock:

    - I've deleted .ispconfig_lock
    - Run (as root) root/ispconfig/php/php -q /root/ispconfig/scripts/writeconf.php
    chmod: no s'ha pogut accedir a "joan:web10": El fitxer o directori no existeix (traduction: chmod: can't access to "joan:web10": file or directory not found)
    ERROR: Nothing parsed, nothing printed <BR>
    UPDATE USER: 153
    - I don't see errors in ISPConfig log (before and after).
    - No .ispconfig_lock file now.

    Loking for the .ispconfig_lock file presence reason.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2006
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You can delete the lock file. It's created by the ISPConfig backend to prevent that a second backend process is running at the same time trying to write configuration files.
    If during a backend run the process is aborted for some reason (power failure, ...), then the .ispconfig_lock file remains in /root/ispconfig, preventing further updates to be written to the configuration files.

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