[Aptitude-devel] Bug#826783: libapt-pkg5.0: aptitude aborts due to a fd leak

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 21:18:32 UTC 2016

Hi again,

2016-06-12 15:10 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo:
>Control: tags -1 + moreinfo
>Hi Jiri,
>2016-06-09 02:42 Jiri Palecek:
>>Then I looked at the file descriptors that were open:
>Did you actually see more file descriptors here, at the point where you
>cut the text?
>With apt 1.2.13 installed, fixing LZ4 and other leaks, I can see 2
>"copies" of the file descriptors as above (probably because aptitude
>creates threads for the UI, downloads, etc), but no matter what I do, I
>cannot see more than 2 "copies" of the descriptors.
>Depending on the operation (package lists updates, package downloads,
>installations), I see a few more, including pipes, but not many more
>than that.  So that means, far below 1083 -- something like 30.
>If they were indeed leaks, I can see how having a long-running session
>of aptitude and updating available packages many times, could have
>caused this.  Were you using aptitude in that way?
>However, I downgraded apt packages to 1.2.12 (before the fix for LZ4
>leaks), set the options to keep indices compressed etc., repeated the
>operations described above, and similar results -- only 20~30 file

Do you still experience this problem, and if you do, can you provide the
information requested above?

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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