ndsd.log is large and filled with "errno 29 returned as -255" messages

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  • 31-Mar-2014
  • 31-Mar-2014


NetIQ eDirectory
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux


The ndsd log file (/var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log/ndsd.log) was over 4GB in size, and the partition holding the file was over 90% full.

In reviewing the file, it was found that many "errno 29 returned as -255" messages logged per second.


Use ndstrace -u to unload ndstrace.


ndstrace was loaded via a tty/ssh session, and the session was closed without exiting ndstrace.

Additional Information

If running ndstrace -u does not work, you may need a later version of OES/eDirectory code (as a fix was made for unloading ndstrace). 

Another option would be to restart the entire server as this will stop all processes and ndstrace will not reload upon server restart.