Bug 35083 - OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files: '/dev/null'
Summary: OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files: '/dev/null'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Jay Turner
: 35363 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-07 00:34 UTC by adler
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-04-07 00:34:45 UTC

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Description adler 2001-04-07 00:34:42 UTC
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When running up2date on rawhide,  during the "get headers for avilable
packages" stage, I get an error saying

OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files: '/dev/null'

and up2date freezes up.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run up2date
2.Click on the next button as if you are going to run up2date
3.watch up2date hang.

Here is the full output of the "core dump".

[root@ool-18bb788d /root]# up2date
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/libglade.py", line 28, in __call__
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/gui.py", line 250, in onStartPageNext
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 1729, in
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 777, in getHeaders
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 677, in getHeaderOffDisk
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 950, in checkRpmMd5
OSError: [Errno 24] Too many open files: '/dev/null'

Also, here is the output from rpm -qa | grep up2date

[root@ool-18bb788d /root]# rpm -qa | grep up2date

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-04-07 15:39:15 UTC
I would imagine that this is probably happening while upgrading the "dev" 
package.  Skip that one.

Or, you can up the amount of open files in your kernel by cat'ing a larger 
number into /proc/sys/fs/file-max.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-04-09 17:33:00 UTC
*** Bug 35363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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