Bug 984192 - Shotwell crashes (Too many open files) when indexing large library
Shotwell crashes (Too many open files) when indexing large library
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shotwell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-13 08:54 EDT by torkildj
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:07 EST (History)
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Description torkildj 2013-07-13 08:54:52 EDT
Description of problem:
When reindexing photo album it will crash after some time. The error is:

(shotwell:27404): GLib-ERROR **: Creating pipes for GWakeup: Too many open files

Restarting it will make it able to resume indexing until it crashes again later.
Evetually it will get through the photo album, and work fine.

1. Shotwell does not close files after they are opened
2. Shotwell does not handle problem gracefully, but let the whole application die with no proper error message.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Shotwell 0.14.1 (Fedora 19 - 64bit)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Index a very big photo library
2. It will crash with error: (shotwell:27404): GLib-ERROR **: Creating pipes for GWakeup: Too many open files

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