Deployment Architecture

splunk crash on 6.2.3 upgrade: Assertion `_trans->_connp == this' failed.

rphillips_splk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Problem:
Upgrading a search head from 6.1.3 to 6.2.3 resulted in a crash with this message:

HttpClientRequest.cpp:1887: virtual void HttpClientConnection::errorHappened(const SocketError&): Assertion `_trans->_connp == this' failed.

This SH was not part of a cluster or pooling

migrating
from: splunk-6.1.3-220630-linux-2.6-x86_64
to: splunk-6.2.3-264376-Linux-x86_64

Impact: Search head down until workaround implemented

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1 Solution

rphillips_splk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

currently there is a known bug SPL-102399 outstanding

workaround:
1. stop splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk stop

2.disable distsearch:
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/distsearch.conf
[distributedSearch]
disabled = true

3.if the ftr file does not exist in $SPLUNK_HOME/ create ftr file

example:
/opt/splunk/
touch ftr
the presence of this file will cause splunk to run through the first time run steps. The file should still be there if splunk crashed before the setup was complete as in this scenario

4.start splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk start

5.enable distsearch

$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/distsearch.conf
[distributedSearch]
disabled = false

6.restart splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk restart

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rphillips_splk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

also reports of customers hitting this issue while trying to upgrade from 6.2.2 to 6.2.3

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rphillips_splk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

currently there is a known bug SPL-102399 outstanding

workaround:
1. stop splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk stop

2.disable distsearch:
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/distsearch.conf
[distributedSearch]
disabled = true

3.if the ftr file does not exist in $SPLUNK_HOME/ create ftr file

example:
/opt/splunk/
touch ftr
the presence of this file will cause splunk to run through the first time run steps. The file should still be there if splunk crashed before the setup was complete as in this scenario

4.start splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk start

5.enable distsearch

$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/distsearch.conf
[distributedSearch]
disabled = false

6.restart splunk
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin
./splunk restart

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dmuth_cc
Engager

FYI, this fix also works for a 6.2.1 to 6.2.4 upgrade.

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