000021734 - sdcommd spawns many defunct processes; RSA SecurID Web Express fails to initialize

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Article Number000021734
Applies ToRSA ACE/Server 5.2
RSA SecurID Web Express 1.2
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Sun Solaris
The sdconnect script has been modified and includes the line SDCOMMD_EXEC="sdcommd -trace"
The sdcommd.conf file has been modified to include Verbose=yes
Issuesdcommd spawns many defunct processes; RSA SecurID Web Express fails to initialize
Many defunct processes are seen with a parent ID that matches sdcommd
Starting sdconnect displays the message "Setting up in NON-DAEMON mode"
Unable to initialize Web Express
CauseThis has been seen when tracing is enabled in both files. Note that RSA SecurID Web Express attempts to open 5 connections through sdcommd, which makes the issue more obvious.
ResolutionBack out the file edits above and restart the ACE/Server. You can also reap the children manually:

http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-0210/6m6nb7mi1?q=defunct+process&a=view
Legacy Article IDa24714

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