Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205616
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:42 EST
Description of problem:
Sometimes (especially in combination with the mail-notification applet from
fedora extras), I cannot open any new windows on the gnome desktop. "top" shows
bonobo-activation-server using 100% cpu.
Further investigation shows that bonobo-activation-server ran out of file
descriptors. If spawning fails, it does not clean up open file descriptors.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install mail-notification 3.0 and configure it to watch your evolution inbox.
2. Close evolution.
3. Watch /proc/<pid of bonobo-activation-server>/fd/ fill up.
bonobo-activation-server runs out of file descriptors
Fix is in the following comment. This might be the cause for bug 189475, too.
Created attachment 135785 [details]
Fix file descriptor leak
FreeBSD has a patch addressing memory/file descriptor leaks:
Taking their patch directly did not work for me, though. It also addresses
memory leaks and these parts lead to a double free error. I isolated the file
descriptor leak part of this patch, it is in the attachment.
Created attachment 135786 [details]
Updated libbonobo spec file.
Apparently this has been fixed in the updates today,
libbonobo-2.14.0-1.fc5.1.rpm works. Marking as resolved.