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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
Subject: Re: httpd 502s [was: trying to figure out 100% CPU usage in nntpd...]
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:12:12 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190913031212.dkbtvj3ij6qqm6im@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190912113758.GB29277@pure.paranoia.local>

Konstantin Ryabitsev <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 08:35:03AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > Eric Wong <> wrote:
> > > One more thing, are you running any extra middlewares in the
> > > .psgi file?  Thanks.
> No, it's just vanilla what comes with the source.

OK, and Perl 5.16.3 from CentOS 7?  (4:5.16.3-294.el7_6 RPM)

> > That's probably not it, I suspected the non-fileno path was
> > being hit, but I just tested a debug change on top of
> > b7cfd5aeff4b6b316b61b327af9c144776d77225 (branch: "unlink")
> > ("tmpfile: support O_APPEND and use it in DS::tmpio")
> > to fake the presence of a middleware wrapping psgi.input.
> I sent you a dump of lsof -p of all 4 processes after about 20 minutes
> of running. For another data point, the daemon was running in
> SELinux-permissive mode, to make sure unlinks aren't failing because of
> any permission errors.

It looks like there's a Perl reference leak (cycle) of some
sort holding on to FDs, since you have lots of input files and
pipes, yet only one established IPv4 connection.  And the inodes
encoded into the filenames don't point to the connected socket,

However, I'm not able to reproduce it on my CentOS 7 VM which
has nginx 1.12.2.  I don't think nginx is a factor in this
since public-inbox-httpd is clearly not holding TCP sockets
open, even.

Not at all familiar with SELinux, but I'm just using the
defaults CentOS comes with and running both nginx +
public-inbox-httpd as a regular user.

That "if (0..." GitHTTPBackend patch definitely isn't needed
for testing anymore and only makes FD exhaustion happen sooner.

> Let me know if you would like any further info.

If there's a reference leak somewhere, this could also be part
of the high memory use you showed us a few months ago.  Dunno
if you had many FDs back then.

I could see about adding explicit close() calls in a few
places, but that would make a corresponding memory leak
harder-to-notice, even.

I pushed out two patches to the "unlink" branch which may be
able to reproduce the issue on your end (I see nothing out of
the ordinary on my slow CentOS 7 VM or Debian machines/VMs)

* [PATCH] t/httpd-corner: check for leaking FDs and pipes
* [RFC] t/git-http-backend: add MANY_CLONE test

# no pipes should be present in -httpd with -W0
prove -lv t/httpd-corner.t

# unrelated note: there's 4 pipes from -W1 (the default),
# but I think 2 can be closed, actually...
GIANT_GIT_DIR=/path/to/git.git MANY_CLONE=1 prove -lv t/git-http-backend.t

If those updated test cases can't reproduce the problem,
can you reproduce this on erol or any other machines?
perhaps with a different Perl?


  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-13  3:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-08 10:45 [PATCH] nntp: regexp always consumes rbuf if "\n" exists Eric Wong
2019-09-08 10:52 ` trying to figure out 100% CPU usage in nntpd Eric Wong
2019-09-09 10:05   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-09 17:53     ` Eric Wong
2019-09-10  8:38       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-10 18:12         ` Eric Wong
2019-09-11  2:22           ` httpd 502s [was: trying to figure out 100% CPU usage in nntpd...] Eric Wong
2019-09-11 10:24             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-11 17:12               ` Eric Wong
2019-09-11 17:36                 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-12  0:05                   ` Eric Wong
2019-09-12  2:49                     ` Eric Wong
2019-09-12  8:35                       ` Eric Wong
2019-09-12 11:37                         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-13  3:12                           ` Eric Wong [this message]
2019-09-13  7:03                             ` Eric Wong
2019-09-13  9:01                             ` Eric Wong
2019-09-13 18:07                             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-14  5:25                               ` Eric Wong
2019-09-11  9:44           ` trying to figure out 100% CPU usage in nntpd Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-09-11 17:12             ` Eric Wong

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