10.13 builder on our BuildBot is failing

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Jan 11 13:27:08 UTC 2018

On Jan 10, 2018, at 23:07, Zero King wrote:

> Our 10.13 builder on build.macports.org is failing with:
> twisted.spread.pb.RemoteError: [Errno 23] Too many open files in system: '/opt/bblocal/var/buildworker/ports/ports-10_13_x86_64-watcher'

Yes, and because of this I've taken it offline for now.

It got itself into a very strange state I've never seen before. Because no more filehandles were available, no program could run, because they could not open the basic system dylibs they required. The GUI failed, and not even the sudo command worked, so I could not shut it down cleanly and had to power it off.

Booting from the High Sierra install disk, Disk Utility's first aid reports that the main disk is ok.

It does not seem to boot up correctly now. The black startup screen with white Apple logo and progress bar filled all the way in never disappears. I'm not certain if all the usual services have started up correctly.

I can ssh in. I deactivated all the ports that had been left active. Many ports' files were still present and had to be removed by forcibly activating and then deactivating the ports. I think I got them all.

I will need to do some further investigating.

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