[CentOS] udevd can't reach LDAP-server during boot

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jun 24 19:44:14 UTC 2008


Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I'm using CentOS 5.1 (x86_64) machines which authenticate using
> LDAP. At the start of booting I get messages like this:
> 
> udevd[1158]: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldaps://ldap.server.example.com/: Can't contact LDAP server
> udevd[1158]: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server...
> udevd[1158]: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as (null) - Can't contact LDAP server
> udevd[1158]: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldaps://ldap.server.example.com/: Can't contact LDAP server
> udevd[1158]: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server (sleeping 1 seconds)...
> 
> This escaletes to 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 seconds. After that
> (==timeouting for 2 minutes) booting continues without problem, so
> this is not really a showstopper, but inconvenient.
> 
> Googling around revealed some fixes for Debian/Ubuntu. The bottom line
> i that udevd needs some user/group that is not in the local files but
> on the LDAP-server. The fix usually was adding this user (nvram,
> scanner ...) or group locally. The problem is, that on these systems
> after the last attempt something like
> 
> udevd[1158]: lookup_group: error resolving group 'rdma': Illegal seek
> 
> is printed out, makeing it easy to find the right group/user. Is there
> a way to get CentOS to a similar behaviour, making it easier to find
> the culprit?
> 

There is a BUG with nss_ldap:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448014

We have this bug listed in our release notes:

http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.2#head-447967c60eb305ef2c5dbbc3f4e8b3c4c5170632

You can try the nss_ldap from our testing repo for this bug:

http://dev.centos.org/centos/5/

This may help with the problem.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

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