[asterisk-dev] Asterisk freeze and... a catch-22.
kkm at adaptiveai.com
Wed Feb 2 05:19:46 CST 2011
We are running 18.104.22.168 on a prod server that handles only a hundred
calls an hour or so. The server freezes: sometimes works for 2 weeks,
sometimes locks up twice daily.
I got backtraces and lock logs. While I was chasing them (2 weeks lost
because of incorrect instructions to the ops etc), Digium stopped
accepting bug reports against 22.214.171.124.
Ok, I decided to bite the bulled and upgraded to 1.8.3 rc2... only to
find it is broken badly enough so we can't use it (I logged an issue
18729, but that's not a point here). Here's the catch-22: I cannot repro
in a newer version, as this requires weeks of real life load, and cannot
normally open an issue in mantis for it.
Now, the lockup is lurking there manwhile, and is the worst of all
things. If asterisk crashes, it is restarted. But the thing just
silently stops processing calls, and needs an op to intervene and
restart. I followed many lock up issues logged in the tracker for the
past couple months, and am pretty sure this is not among the logged ones.
Question to the list is thus what should I do with the f^H precious
backtraces I got: still open an issue, although I cannot test 1.8.3 yet,
or let it pass till 1.8.3 is fixed enough so we can upgrade and see if
it magically fixed itself, which is unlikely?
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