Re: [Evolution-hackers] Composer failure ...
- From: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: gconf <gconf-list gnome org>,evolution <evolution-hackers ximian com>,orbit <orbit-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] Composer failure ...
- Date: 21 Oct 2002 10:27:51 +0100
On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 18:27, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Maybe some kind of /tmp scanner/cleaner-upper process like tmpwatch?
Ah; thanks Hans / Havoc - this turns out to be more than likely I
> Alternatively, don't we do some kind of cleanup of orbit sockets
> somewhere? (Maybe I'm just thinking of the atexit())
Nope - well, there's 'linc-cleanup-sockets' but that does the right
thing, and doesn't cause the problem. Neither did the atexit's run in my
massive strace. So ... it's clearly something external like tmpwatch.
The problem I suppose could arise from several places; firstly I have
'noatime' as an option on my '/' mount - although quite how that
happened I don't remember [ RH default ? ], if so that's bad - since we
rather need atime updates on /tmp for tmpwatch to be useful. Otherwise
it could be that the socket name doesn't have it's atime updated
correctly. Lastly, I notice we do a utime (0) on /tmp/orbit-$USER to
hide information about our random number generator, perhaps that causes
I suppose an easy solution would be to do a utime every half hour or so
on the (single) unix socket name that we open per process, perhaps that
would fend off tmpwatch.
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