[Bro] warning: removing stale lock

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 25 20:51:25 PST 2013

If an instance of broctl crashed somehow (perhaps
due to a bug in the code), then next time you run broctl,
you'd get that message.

Which version of BroControl are you using?
Also, are you running "broctl cron" from a cron job?  If so,
then you'll want to check that the cron job runs
as the same user you normally use to run broctl.

On 11/25/2013 09:21 PM, Russell Fulton wrote:
> Hi,
> I regularly get this message from /opt/bro/bin/broctl cron
> Any idea what might cause locks not to be removed?  it is happening about half a dozen times a day.
> Russell

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