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Unicode decode error causes vyos.configd service to restart
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reports several instances of a UnicodeDecodeError causing a restart of vyos-configd. Interestingly, the unrelated reports show the error as being for byte 0xf1 at the same position (127032), despite the different config files, at least one of which has no such position. It is suspected to be a zmq bug, as some unicode related issues have been reported for recent versions, though a root cause has not yet been isolated. Pending discovery of the root cause, the workaround discussed in the forum will be added.


Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)
Issue type
Bug (incorrect behavior)

Event Timeline

Ongoing discussion in the forum on this matter:
Summary to follow when there is a reproducer.

jestabro renamed this task from Adding NAT rule causes vyos.configd service to restart to Unicode decode error causes vyos.configd service to restart.Oct 8 2020, 4:49 PM
jestabro updated the task description. (Show Details)
jestabro moved this task from Need Triage to Finished on the VyOS 1.3 Equuleus board.
erkin set Issue type to Bug (incorrect behavior).Aug 29 2021, 12:52 PM