Disabling the network_listeners plugin fixed this. Thanks for the tip!
From: Ranjib Dey [email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:48 PM
Subject: [chef] Re: chef/sigar taking forever to scan /proc/net/tcp
you can disable ohai plugins selectively
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Rechler, Mark <MarkRechler@clearchannel.commailto:MarkRechler@clearchannel.com> wrote:
It seems that during a chef-client run /proc/net/tcp is read at the start by sigar. This file is huge on one of our servers built to handle tons of concurrent connections and basically results in chef-client never running. We are using chef-client 11.4.4. Does anyone know of a workaround?