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From: Amy Griffis <>
To: Clem Taylor <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: inotify_add_watch() returning ENOSPC in 2.6.24 [watch descriptor leak?]
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:04:10 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Clem Taylor wrote:  [Wed Feb 06 2008, 02:40:58PM EST]
> > Good bug report, thanks.  That code was significantly altered in June 2006
> > and perhaps something broke.
> I also tested on a 2.6.20 x86 desktop machine. It took ~8k iterations
> to fail, which matched max_user_watches. Once the program fails, it
> will fail right away if it is re-run.
> > It's a bit hard to find people who work on inotify, I'm afraid.  If you had
> > the time to come up with a script or program which demonstrates the bug,
> > that would be super-helpful?
> Attached is a simple example that shows off the problem. On a system
> with a problem, it will only run for about
> fs.inotify.max_user_watches iterations. If everything is working, it
> should run forever.

I'll take a look at this. Thanks for providing a reproducer.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-07  3:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-06  1:49 Clem Taylor
2008-02-06  9:51 ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06 19:40   ` Clem Taylor
2008-02-07  3:04     ` Amy Griffis [this message]
2008-02-07 18:54     ` Ulisses Furquim
2008-02-07 21:24       ` Clem Taylor
2008-02-07 21:44         ` Andrew Morton

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