Bug 20974 - nanny leaking file descriptors
Summary: nanny leaking file descriptors
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat High Availability Server
Classification: Retired
Component: piranha
Version: beta
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Copeland
QA Contact: Phil Copeland
: 53783 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-16 19:04 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-04-03 16:44:41 UTC

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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-11-16 19:04:05 UTC
when configured to use ruptime, but when the client machines arn't running
the ruptime daemon, nanny failed the connections but apparently doesn't
close the file handle. Eventually
(after afew hours) nanny runs out and dies.

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-11-20 16:44:37 UTC
Thank you for this report!

We will try to fixed this in an upcoming errata

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-01-25 07:56:20 UTC

I also experienced the problem. The following seemed to have fixed it for me.  
The nanny version is the one that comes with piranha-0.4.17-7.

--- nanny.c.orig        Wed Jan 24 10:53:17 2001
+++ nanny.c     Thu Jan 25 08:58:53 2001
@@ -750,12 +750,14 @@
            logArgv(flags, argv);
            kill(child, SIGKILL);
            waitpid(child, &status, 0);
+            close(p[0]);
            return NULL;

     if (!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status)) {
            piranha_log(flags, (char *) "The following exited abnormally:");
            logArgv(flags, argv);
+            close(p[0]);
            return NULL;

@@ -781,7 +783,7 @@
     *argp++ = loadCommand;
     *argp++ = inet_ntoa(*remoteAddr);

-    if (strcmp(loadCommand, (char *) "none"))
+    if (strcmp(loadCommand, (char *) "none") == 0)
        return -1.0; /* nothing to see here, go home silently */

     if (strcmp(loadCommand, (char *) "rup"))


Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-04-03 16:44:37 UTC
Yeap, that looks sane.
I'll add that into the cvs shortly.

If I get a moment to myself I'l make the rpms as well (bit busy stomping on the
kernel the last while)


Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-05-07 19:46:38 UTC
These patches (two "close(p[0])" statements and a " == 0") have been added to
nanny and will appear in an upcoming release, with credit given to tinus.

Users can apply the above patch as a work-around until the new nanny has been

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-09-23 18:13:52 UTC
*** Bug 53783 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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