Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231272
Tomboy refuses to start because per-user inotify watches limit of 8192 has been reached
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:07 EDT
Description of problem: Try to start tomboy, and watch it fail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% when it happens
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to launch Tomboy
2. Notice the error message
Note this only happens "occasionally". I don't think this is a tomboy fault,
more an inotify fault. What's taking up all the inotify watches? Or how do I tell?
NoteManager created with note path "/home/byte/.tomboy".
Unhandled Exception: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The per-user inotify
watches limit of 8192 has been reached. If you're experiencing problems with
your application, increase that limit in /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches.
at System.IO.InotifyWatcher.StartMonitoringDirectory (System.IO.InotifyData
data, Boolean justcreated) [0x00000]
at System.IO.InotifyWatcher.StartDispatching (System.IO.FileSystemWatcher fsw)
at System.IO.FileSystemWatcher.Start () [0x00000]
at System.IO.FileSystemWatcher.set_EnableRaisingEvents (Boolean value) [0x00000]
at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check)
at Tomboy.PluginManager..ctor (System.String plugins_dir) [0x00000]
at Tomboy.NoteManager.CreatePluginManager () [0x00000]
at Tomboy.NoteManager..ctor (System.String directory, System.String
at Tomboy.NoteManager..ctor (System.String directory) [0x00000]
at Tomboy.Tomboy.Main (System.String args) [0x00000]
Is there a way to tell whats eating up all the inotify watches? Running
inotifywatch also, doesn't help since all the watches are used up. Is 8192 too
This is a fresh FC-6 installation.
Feel free to reassign to kernel if its more appropriate there...
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)