Bug#647438: boinc-client: Crashes with "error: verify_file: md5_file_error -108"

André Offringa offringa at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 17:55:02 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.13.10+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The boinc-client crashes every now and then with the following errors in /var/lib/boinc-client/stderrdae.txt :
md5_file: can't open projects/www.malariacontrol.net/wu_1199_49_75036_0_1320241880_0_0
md5_file: Too many open files
md5_file: can't open projects/www.malariacontrol.net/wu_1199_49_75036_0_1320241880_0_1
md5_file: Too many open files
md5_file: can't open projects/www.malariacontrol.net/openMalariaB_6.57_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
md5_file: Too many open files
error: verify_file: md5_file error -108

/var/lib/boinc-client/stdoutdae.txt contains:
02-Nov-2011 18:29:22 [---] Can't open client_state_next.xml: fopen() failed
02-Nov-2011 18:29:22 [---] Couldn't write state file: fopen() failed; giving up

It happends normally within an hour. Both versions in testing and unstable show the crashes.
Boinc was running malariacontrol.net. If the boincmgr is open during the crash, it turns to 'disconnected' state.


-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable advanced scheduling of the BOINC core client and
# all its sub-processes (reduces the impact of BOINC on the system's
# performance).

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses.
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113           
ii  ca-certificates        20110502+nmu1   
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.40          
ii  libc6                  2.13-21         
ii  libcurl3               7.21.7-3        
ii  libgcc1                1:4.6.1-15      
ii  libssl1.0.0            1.0.0e-2        
ii  libstdc++6             4.6.1-15        
ii  libx11-6               2:1.4.4-2       
ii  libxss1                1:1.2.1-2       
ii  python                 2.7.2-9         
ii  zlib1g                 1:

Versions of packages boinc-client recommends:
ii  ia32-libs  20111001

Versions of packages boinc-client suggests:
ii  boinc-app-seti     <none>       
ii  boinc-manager      6.13.6+dfsg-2
ii  x11-xserver-utils  7.6+3        

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg'

-- debconf information excluded

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