Too many open file in 2.2 (Re: Exploding number of cyrus processes)

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri Dec 20 12:08:06 EST 2002

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Sergey Mukhin wrote:

> The impression is -- sometimes cyrus or some its routine
> starts to consume lots of file descriptors.

Yeah, no kidding.

> Honestly, I always feel a bit nervous running such
> kind of software as my programmer's experience tells
> me: it must be a bug!
> Could anybody please help me to fix that ?

We're going to need more information... Can you get truss/strace outputs
while the problem is going on, or perhaps just before it happens
(obviously, this is harder)?  Something is clearly opeing a ton of unix
sockets that it shouldn't be.

> I would be glad to give more information if necessary
> as well as trace/debug the code here.

Yeah, that'd be a start.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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