Why huge number of socket files are getting created under /tmp/orbit-<user>/* folder?

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Issue

  • Too many socket files in /tmp/orbit-<user> folder, due to which inode usage is 100% for / filesystem.

    # ll
    total 18456
    drwx------    2 hostname testuser 18866176 Aug 11 03:12 .
    drwxrwxrwt. 357 root     root        32768 Aug 14 12:24 ..
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Jul 31 17:16 linc-3072-0-4241475233fa3
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  3 02:27 linc-6879-0-4a875b9f46965
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  3 22:52 linc-1f4a-0-55d3f1dc30f96
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  1 20:35 linc-3886-0-11f73dd4ee0ac
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  1 14:58 linc-1164-0-379c078def9b0
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  1 14:42 linc-40c2-0-79eb6a2d13afc
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  3 16:37 linc-e01-0-61e5c323c917f
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Jul 31 19:24 linc-31e9-0-319af1e2b5738
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  4 08:02 linc-30e2-0-4c7bbfffbd021
    srwxrwxr-x    1 hostname testuser        0 Aug  1 14:52 linc-73dd-0-16bcef99889a1
    (...)
    
  • Few servers are running out of inodes in /tmp folder.

    # df -hi /tmp
    Filesystem             Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/vg00-lvol5   250K  250K     0  100% /tmp
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • ORBit2-2.14.17-5.el6.x86_64

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