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Splunk status/start commands giving an invalid status on crashed splunk forwarder

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I've encountered the following with a crashed splunk forwarder running on 4.3.3 Linux 64-bit.

Splunk says it’s running….

$ ./splunk status
splunkd is running (PID: 14371).
splunk helpers are running (PIDs: 14372).

But a ps –ef shows different
No, splunk is not running…

$ ps -ef|grep splunk|grep -v grep
splunk    6569  6560  0 18:04 pts/2    00:00:00 -ksh
splunk   26616  6569  0 18:19 pts/2    00:00:00 ps –ef

Seems different processes have taken over these pids…

$ ps -ef|egrep "14371|14372"
root     14371  2387  0 Jul23 ?        00:00:00 [rpciod/27]
root     14372  2387  0 Jul23 ?        00:00:00 [rpciod/28]

Splunk is trying to stop the wrong pid!…

$ ./splunk stop
Stopping splunkd...
Shutting down.  Please wait, as this may take a few minutes.
Could not kill pid 14371.                                  [FAILED]

The start command also thinks splunk is running but it is not…

$ ./splunk start
The splunk daemon (splunkd) is already running.            [FAILED]

I remove the stale pid file…

rm splunkforwarder/var/run/splunk/splunkd.pid

Splunk now starts…

$ ./splunk start

    Splunk> Like an F-18, bro.

    Checking prerequisites...
            Checking mgmt port [8089]: open
            Checking conf files for typos...
    All preliminary checks passed.

    Starting splunk server daemon (splunkd)... 
                                                               [  OK  ]

I've found the following bug metioned in the 4.3.4 documentation.
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/4.3.4/ReleaseNotes/KnownIssues

Forwarder startup script should handle stale PID files gracefully after server crashes. (SPL-36597)

Is this an issue in 4.3.4 as well or corrected in 4.3.4?

Also, I would like to have the splunk status check that the splunk proceses are running, not just that a pid is running.

Thanks,

Rob

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Re: Splunk status/start commands giving an invalid status on crashed splunk forwarder

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as the chapter name says 😜 it a 4.3.4 known issue

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Re: Splunk status/start commands giving an invalid status on crashed splunk forwarder

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Thanks, just looking to know when the patch will be out.

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Thanks, just looking to know when the patch will be out.

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