[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS installation stops working after a crash

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Jul 15 12:21:18 CEST 2015



Am 15.07.2015 um 12:13 schrieb João Jerónimo:
> On 15-07-2015 10:25, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>
>> Am 15.07.2015 um 11:16 schrieb João Jerónimo:
>>> It is a VirtualBox VM which had 2GB of RAM. Now I changed the VM memory
>>> to 4GB and the problem persists.
>>> It was in fact possible that the problem was RAM-related, because just
>>> before the crash occured I was editing the task (it is an alterable
>>> task) to run over all the 35 IPs of my task in parallel. However, the
>>> RAM increase didn't solve the problem
>>
>> 35 IPs in parallel is way too much, likely even for 4 GB
> Hello again,
>
> Yeah... I think some important thing did in fact get terminated by the
> oom-killer. /var/log/syslog had some lines saying "openvasmd invoked
> oom-killer", and the redis log also contains some warning lines about
> that being a risk. Plus, the virtual machine has no swap. Unfortunately
> I just typoed one command in the shell and deleted the log while trying
> to copy it to another location so I can't post it here. :-)
>
> However, the main question is: why the hell did the openvas installation
> get bricked just because one of the processes was killed, and how can I
> recover from this without reinstalling the whole guest OS? Isn't it the
> job of openvas-check-setup to find this kind of problems?

no it's not the job of "openvas-check-setup" to fix bricked 
installations with a completly unknown state after random processes got 
killed by the kernel in the middle of operations - no software can fix that

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