Bug#517701: file descriptors leak during vgscan invocations

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Sun Mar 1 19:07:58 UTC 2009

also sprach Bastian Blank <waldi at debian.org> [2009.03.01.1954 +0100]:
> > File descriptor 51 (/var/lib/debtags/vocabulary.idx) leaked on vgchange invocation. Parent PID 32047: /bin/sh
> > File descriptor 52 (/var/lib/debtags/vocabulary) leaked on vgchange invocation. Parent PID 32047: /bin/sh
> > File descriptor 53 (/var/lib/debtags/package-tags.idx) leaked on vgchange invocation. Parent PID 32047: /bin/sh
> > .
> > 
> > This is a bit scary. First of all, I don't know what it means, not
> > can I find any information about it.
> Ask the owner of this files, most likely debtags.

Please explain. Why does LVM complain? I really doubt that debtags
is at fault. It only ever writes to the filesystem like a normal
user-space programme.

Why does LVM even have knowledge of file descriptors? Does it come
with an ext3 driver??

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