Bug 589580 - Anaconda is leaking descriptors in getDevices
Summary: Anaconda is leaking descriptors in getDevices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Sivák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 589574
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-06 13:25 UTC by Martin Sivák
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-14.6.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 589574
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:08:19 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Martin Sivák 2010-05-06 13:25:11 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #589574 +++

Description of problem:

While working on another bug, which used lots of calls to getDevices, anaconda crashed with "Too many open files". After investigating it I found the culprit.

We open directories in getDevices, but we never close them when we are done with them and we run out of free descriptors after a while...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL6 Beta1, but we have this error almost in all versions. This has to be fixed for

How reproducible:

With modified RHEL6b1 loader (patch from #586905) anaconda partially segfaults and then tries to connect to NM with Too many open files errors.

--- Additional comment from msivak@redhat.com on 2010-05-06 09:13:47 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=412011)
Cleanup after dir scanning

Comment 1 Martin Sivák 2010-05-07 08:47:50 UTC
This will be included in anaconda-14.6.fc14.

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