We have found a problem while running a pdm_k_reindex where the process appears to hang.

Document ID : KB000018728
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue

Below is sample of what happens when pdm_k_reindex is executed in command line:

pdm_k_reindex

Ping the EBR indexing daemon...

Got the hostname of the EBR indexing daemon.

Copy EBR admin entities...

In the STDLOG, with verbose logging enabled on pdm_k_reindex, the following is seen:

pdm_k_reindex 4392 TRACE tcp_port.c 562 Target ip is 127.0.0.1, and addrInfo->ai_family is 2

pdm_k_reindex 4392 TRACE tcp_port.c 679 Connection made to IPv4 port 2106

pdm_k_reindex 4392 VERBOSE hrtbeat.c 161 nodename is 155189248 and procname is bpvirtdb_srvr

Environment

CA Service Desk Manager 12.6, 12.9 and 14.1

Windows OS

Cause

In the trace output, tcp_port.c finds target IP <127.0.0.1> loopback address, which is the IP address of the local CA Service Desk Manager (CA SDM) host.

Resolution

To eliminate the problem, we recommend removing the loopback address from the %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file on the CA SDM primary server.

Additional Information

The possible reason why this happened in the first place can be reviewed in TEC604793