[Icecast] maximum file descriptor limit - icecast freeze

Alexandru Matei alexandru.ort at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 19:41:57 UTC 2013

I need the flv wrapping of the aacp streams.

On 21.02.2013 09:29, Rücker Thomas wrote:
> On 20/02/13 19:38, Alexandru Matei wrote:
>> Hi!
>> A week ago I had a blocked icecast server because of the open files. I
>> read some posts about the 1024 fd limit but this is not the case. My
>> stations rarely has 300 listeners. From the log I can see that around
>> 3PM I had 7 listeners on a mount and 35 on another one. Then, suddenly
>> the only line written to the log is
>> [2013-02-13  15:59:06] WARN connection/accept_client accept() failed
>> with error 24: Too many open files
>> After some hours I found out about this issue and had to kill icecast.
>> The stop command didn't work. This is the only time this happened.
>> If it were about the number of listerners they would have showed up in
>> the log... So...could have been an attack? The others system logs were
>> clean.
> Sounds like that KH-build is leaking file descriptors under certain
> circumstances.
>> I'm running ubuntu 10.04 lts and icecast 2.3.3 kh5 branch - build 30-gfe06a77
> Any particular reason you are using icecast-kh instead of the icecast2
> package from the ubuntu repositories?
> Thomas
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