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Re: Repeated Error in accept: Bad file descriptor
Yes, PBXT uses a lot of file handles: generally 3 per table. It opens
all tables before recovery. Unfortunately, I have not worked on
optimizing this behavior.
Although the only reason for this is to resolve possible FK/PK
relationships. So I think this should be considered a PBXT bug, and
the problem should be fixed.
Anyway this will certainly be the problem in this case. As Kristian
says, select() is severely limited in that it only works with the low
numbered file handles.
To get the server up and running again you can just delete the tables
manually (the table files: .frm, .xtd, .xtr, .xti), when MySQL is not
running. PBXT will complain on startup, but should recover anyway.
On Jul 15, 2010, at 9:48 AM, Michael Widenius wrote:
"Time" == Time Less <timelessness@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
I think it is very likely that you are hitting this bug:
Time> Ah, yes, could be. Though my strace was different than this
The problem is that MySQL/MariaDB is using select() to accept new
connections. But select() has a hard-coded limit of 1024 on the
open files it can support. It seems PBXT uses an open file
Time> Not two per table? It has it looks like many log files, then
also a data and
Time> index file per table. On my system where I'm trying to use
1,000 tables, I
Time> expect about 2,000+[mumble] file handles.
Maybe MariaDB should backport the fix, it is actually a buffer
(though it is hard to see how it could be exploitable), but
relevant it is a rather nasty state for the server to get into,
clear how to get it out of it again :-(.
Time> You can't get out of the state again. The server won't accept
Time> so you can't drop any tables. You just have to wipe the DB and
Time> If PBXT is resilient to its tables disappearing between server
Time> could rm files from the data directory.
I didn't know that PBXT would open up all files at startup. If that's
the case, we should switch to use poll in MariaDB 5.3 ASAP (and
provide a patch for those that wants it for MariaDB 5.1).
Paul, can you verify the above is the case for PBXT (ie, that PBXT
uses one file descriptor per table and don't free these at all?)
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