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Bug 82178 - OSError: Too many files open
Summary: OSError: Too many files open
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: /usr/sbin/../share/redhat-config-netw...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-19 02:18 UTC by Dennis Myhand
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-09 09:23:41 UTC

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Description Dennis Myhand 2003-01-19 02:18:54 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
I have been getting the following message, telling me to file a bug report here.

Message is as follows:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/neat", line 774, in update_devicelist
  File "/usr/sbin/../share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/", line
63, in __init__
  File "/usr/sbin/../share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/", line
66, in load
OSError: Too many open files

The error message comes up and when I choose to close the message my network and
dialup connection crash

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

Comment 1 tom clarke 2003-07-09 01:26:57 UTC
I have a RH8 'everything' install up2date as of 7/2003 on two platforms, a
fairly new P4 hardware, and an old P2. I can duplicate this problem on both systems.

I was reviewing my network settings using the network configuration dialog under
Gnome: <system tools><network device control><configure><help>
When the help dialog popped up I choose the first link "Establishing an Ethernet
Connection", which never comes up. (These help docs are on the CD but may not
have been installed on the system. I didn't remove them). Eventually I get an
exception with the "Too many files open" msg above, and have to close the doc
window. A process called gnome2-info2html is started which hogs all of the cpu
and prevents saving of the crash report. The traceback report is as shown above.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2003-07-09 09:23:41 UTC
it's a bug in rhpl, which was fixed in RHL 9. The errata is still in the QA
queue. I hope it will be pushed out soon.

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