[Piuparts-devel] Bug#657799: piuparts-report creates one gs process per section

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Thu Feb 21 10:16:51 UTC 2013

Control: severity -1 important

On 2012-01-28 22:47, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> This is probably some incorrect usage of python-rpy.
> Having one process is not a problem, but these processes
> stay around until piuparts-report has finished and only
> at this point the charts are actually generated.
> So it opens/forks per section but the cleanup is only done in the very end.

It probably causes an issue with open file descriptors: only plots for
the first 62 sections are generated, thereafter rpy fails:

  Error generating the graph images, probably python-rpy is not
  installed, disabling graphs.

Maybe we should look into switching to rpy2.


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