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Id: 69397
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Proc-ProcessTable

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: b.jakubski [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Critical
Broken in: 0.45
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Leaking descriptors when processes disappear during proc file being read
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It seems there is a bug in C code in read_file. If read() call returns -1 then file this function returns NULL, but descriptor is not closed. When Proc::ProcessTable reads file in /proc for particular process and that process disappears during that read then read returns -1 (ESRCH), and file descriptor is NOT closed. This actually proved fatal on busy server in long running process.

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