Bug#625280: boinc-client: doesn't handle EPERM correctly

Raphael Geissert geissert at debian.org
Tue May 3 04:33:20 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.10.58+dfsg-3
Severity: minor


It appears that boinc doesn't correctly handle cases where EPERM is returned. 
At least when trying to create /var/lib/boinc-client/slots/$n if it gets an 
EPERM (and possibly other error codes) it keeps incrementing $n, trying to 
create a directory for every value of $n.

Not only this is useless, but it also leads to high CPU usage because of the, 
apparently endless, loop.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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