[opensource-dev] This cannot be right...

Monty Brandenberg monty at lindenlab.com
Thu Sep 9 13:45:51 PDT 2010


On 9/9/2010 3:47 PM, Ponzu wrote:
> Tried the later build, 209229.  Same line in syslog.log
>

A lot of completely unrelated programs are reporting the
"deliver_request: socketpair failed 24 (Too many open files)"
error (winbindd, hg, omd, Brother printers).  Suggest you
try two things:

   1.  Use 'lsof -p <pid>' while this occurs to see what
   is consuming all the file descriptors.  Some additional
   options might be needed to get deeper information.

   2.  Bump the limit up in a process (ulimit -n 1024) and
   then use 'open' to start the viewer in that process and
   see if that works around the limit.

I don't know what the real issue is but the internetz are
full of *interesting* theories.  Bonjour seems to be the
likely candidate:

 
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2186838&start=30&tstart=0

  http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10121652&#10121652

  http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2139587&tstart=0

  http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#qa/qa2001/qa1297.html

m

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Monty Brandenberg
monty at lindenlab.com


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