Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486695
System hangs after long use "too many files open"
Last modified: 2009-12-04 12:57:54 EST
Description of problem:
As mentioned in Bug 475510, Comment 9 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475510#c9), the system hangs with a "too many open files" error after some use. I haven't tested without DE enabled, but I'll try that out this weekend. Restarting the X server allows the system to continue working at expected .
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Having disabled Desktop Effects, it hasn't occurred for a few days, so I'm willing to bet that compositing (at least using OpenGL) is the trigger.
When it happens, can we get /var/log/Xorg.0.log (just to be sure, we have the right one), /var/log/messages, and /var/log/dmesg, please?
Well, I think i managed to get the files you need. This time while grabbing the files i switched to text mode and back to graphical mode and noted that KDE was responsive again.
I know that 'cause my CPU plasmoid starts to plot again CPU usage. When it happens, the plasmoid looks like those equipments that monitor heartbeat and then the subject dies, just a straight line.
But this responsiveness don't take too much and any new open application makes the CPU die again. Too sad.
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Xorg.0.log when it happens
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messages a few minutes before it happens
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dmesg when it happnes
Ah! kernel oopsed when I switched to text mode and back again to graphical mode.
Using Fedora 11 beta full updated with kde 4.2.2 and desktop effects activated and i can't see this bug anymore.
I'll test again over the next few days. I saw the window corruption bug and turned it off again.
It just occurred here. Still not fixed with KDE 4.2.2/Qt 4.5.0.
Are you using rawhide? Rawhide has a new Xorg stack with an updated intel driver.
Ah. This is F10. My Rawhide machine has an nVidia. I'll test again when I upgrade this machine in a few weeks.
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No i don't see this problem anymore. But i'm having one issue that acording to the documentation i found is related to intel driver. I didn't do a very compreensive search, chances that i'm wrong.
It's related to suspend/resume not working as expected, the computer seems to come back from suspend state, but in some case keyboard is not working, neither mouse. And now after the last kernel update the screen is always black
after a resume.
Other thing i noted is when alternating between the graphical mode and the cosole, i can't get back to graphical mode, all is black.
I already opened a bug report about the keyboard and mouse, here it is
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=529986. And here are the bug and the doc that made me relate the black screen with the intel driver, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473542
I'm attaching the dmesg output while runing pm-suspend and resuming my Dell Vostro 1400. The kernel version i'm using is 18.104.22.168-117.fc12.i686.PAE. Anything else i can do?
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dmesg output while running pm-suspend and then resuming
I haven't encountered this for quite some time and I've had effects on for weeks at a time (which is the only time this got triggered before). I'd say it's fixed.
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