Comment 5 for bug 1727653

How many open files allowed ("ulimit -n")? Other than memory, "too many
open files" has been the culprit that keeps fork from working.

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Wolf Rogner <email address hidden> wrote:

> Please read my comment again:
>
> Only when autostarted the error occurs. When launched manually (the
> memory situation is the same) it works.
>
> And: I have 16 GB RAM on this machine. I think there will be some
> contiguous memory available.
>
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>
> Title:
> duplicity fails with unknown error
>
> Status in duplicity package in Ubuntu:
> In Progress
>
> Bug description:
> $ uname -a
> Linux mbpr13b 4.13.0-16-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 11 18:35:14 UTC
> 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
> duplicity gets started daily via deja-dup automatically.
>
> Every now and then (approx. every third time) I get the following
> error:
>
> ------------------
>
> Failed with an unknown error.
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1546, in <module>
> with_tempdir(main)
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1540, in with_tempdir
> fn()
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1391, in main
> do_backup(action)
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1468, in do_backup
> restore(col_stats)
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 731, in restore
> restore_get_patched_rop_iter(col_stats)):
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 560, in Write_ROPaths
> for ropath in rop_iter:
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 523, in integrate_patch_iters
> for patch_seq in collated:
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 389, in yield_tuples
> setrorps(overflow, elems)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 378, in setrorps
> elems[i] = iter_list[i].next()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 107, in filter_path_iter
> for path in path_iter:
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 121, in difftar2path_iter
> tarinfo_list = [tar_iter.next()]
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 339, in next
> self.set_tarfile()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/patchdir.py", line
> 333, in set_tarfile
> self.current_fp = self.fileobj_iter.next()
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 768, in get_fileobj_iter
> manifest.volume_info_dict[vol_num])
> File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 811, in restore_get_enc_fileobj
> fileobj = tdp.filtered_open_with_delete("rb")
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/dup_temp.py", line
> 119, in filtered_open_with_delete
> fh = FileobjHooked(path.DupPath.filtered_open(self, mode))
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/path.py", line 778,
> in filtered_open
> return gpg.GPGFile(False, self, gpg_profile)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/gpg.py", line 202,
> in __init__
> 'logger': self.logger_fp})
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/gpginterface.py",
> line 374, in run
> create_fhs, attach_fhs)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/duplicity/gpginterface.py",
> line 420, in _attach_fork_exec
> process.thread.start()
> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 736, in start
> _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
> error: can't start new thread
>
> --------------
>
> Restarting deja-dup manually fixes the problem and the next few days,
> automatic backup will run correctly until (see above).
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
> Package: duplicity 0.7.12-1ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
> Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Thu Oct 26 10:49:45 2017
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-20 (5 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64
> (20171018)
> SourcePackage: duplicity
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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