Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827504
tracker uses up all inotify resources
Last modified: 2013-07-31 18:53:17 EDT
Description of problem:
AFter starting up and logging in, without launching any other app, all but about 300 of my inotify watches are consumed (max_user_watches is 8192). This means that apps that need to use watches, such as rhythmbox, eclipse or my own perl scripts will quickly exhaust the remaining 300 and begin to fail. For example, tail will fail to establish a watch and resort to polling, after issuing an error message.
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Steps to Reproduce:
(assuming you have at least 500 music folders in your rhythmbox library)
2.strace -f -o /tmp/strace.out rhythmbox
3.examine /tmp/strace.out, see that add_watch fails at about 300
95% of my user alotted watches consumed before I even run an app
5% of my user alotted watches consumed before I even run an app
By the way, the only way to discover what process is doing this is one by one killing them until you see the watches are available again. In this case I was able to discover tracker is the culprit.
This snippet from the internet shows which processes are using inotify:
for foo in /proc/*/fd/*; do readlink -f $foo; done | grep inotify | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
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