pidgin and VPN issues.

Richard Allen ra at
Sat May 11 11:54:32 EDT 2013

> > [ra at hamburger ~]$ ll /proc/2694/fd/19
> > l-wx------. 1 ra ra 64 May 11 01:14 /proc/2694/fd/19 ->
> > /home/ra/.purple/logs/sipe/ra at
> This is interesting.  Is /home/ra/.purple/logs on a local disk, or
> network mounted?  What filesystem?  You really shouldn't see a
> jillion
> EAGAINs on filesystem write, and I'm quite surprised to see those
> sendtos.  If this is a network filesystem, I suspect the server (or
> the network) was out to lunch.

No, all on a local disk.   The only thing special here is that the filesystem is encrypted:

[ra at hamburger ~]$ cd /home/ra/.purple/logs/sipe/ra at
[ra at hamburger .system]$ df -h .
Filesystem                                             Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/luks-d6fe5bfc-b54c-4b4e-918a-148b574c5504  360G  117G  225G  35% /home

[ra at hamburger .system]$ mount | grep home
/dev/mapper/luks-d6fe5bfc-b54c-4b4e-918a-148b574c5504 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data=ordered)

[ra at hamburger .system]$ ls -l 2013-05-11.125047+0000GMT.txt
-rw-rw-r--. 1 ra ra 6174 May 11 15:49 2013-05-11.125047+0000GMT.txt

> Does /var/log/messages or /var/log/dmesg say anything interesting
> from
> around the time that this happened?  Any disk errors or timeouts?

No, nothing.    And disk and/or filesystem errors would have thrown up red flags for me and would have put my pidgin issue way down on the things to worry about list :)

Expect gdb backtraces the next time this happens :)

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