[Icecast] maximum file descriptor limit - icecast freeze

nistor romeo nistor.romeo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 02:01:17 PST 2013


CAUTION:
To all radio owners a new virus appeared to be installed on pleyer.
Please carefully as all data can be stolen.

2013/2/26 Philipp Schafft <lion at lion.leolix.org>

> reflum,
>
> On Thu, 2013-02-21 at 09:29 +0200, Rücker Thomas wrote:
> > On 20/02/13 19:38, Alexandru Matei wrote:
> > > 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.
>
> To debug:
> Consider running it with valgrind. It will automatically detect some
> program errors. IIRC leaked fhs are only listed at termination so run it
> for some time and then exit it so you get a nice report. use at minimum
> -v. See --help.
>
>
> > > I'm running ubuntu 10.04 lts and icecast 2.3.3 kh5 branch - build
> 30-gfe06a77
>
> Please note that kh isn't offically supported by the xiph foundation. So
> you likly need to handle it yourself somehow or pay someone to fix it.
>
> --
> Philipp.
>  (Rah of PH2)
>
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