survey for "got inotify poll request in wrong process - disabling inotify" log message

RolandK

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Mar 5, 2019
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hello,

i stumbled across "got inotify poll request in wrong process - disabling inotify" several times in my logs, on different systems

according to

https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/m...-request-in-wrong-process.109099/#post-568251

"it should not happen" an would be "rather elusive".


it's an error message in syslog and it's unnecessarily catching an admin's attention, who needs to get along with all those real error messages and false positives.

i have searched this forum and there are refernces in >80 messages to this log entries.

i'd be happy if some volunteers who like this to get fixed could please check , if it also happens on your systems.


# journalctl -u pveproxy -u pvedaemon|wc -l

should return some number >0

please report together with pveversion ( regardless of you get 0 or >0).


maybe we can put some light onto this

thank you!

ps:
it's NOT my intention to make anybody nervous, i just want to help that we get rid of this

# cat /root/pvenodes.txt | while read host;do echo $host;ssh -n $host 'journalctl -u pveproxy -u pvedaemon |grep "disabling inotify"|wc -l;pveversion';done
pve1-bnkw
82
pve-manager/7.2-7/d0dd0e85 (running kernel: 5.15.53-1-pve)
pve2-bnkw
4
pve-manager/7.2-7/d0dd0e85 (running kernel: 5.15.39-3-pve)
pve1
158
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve2
23
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve3
3
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve4
4
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve5
2
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve6
2
pve-manager/7.3-3/c3928077 (running kernel: 5.15.74-1-pve)
pve-pc1
655
pve-manager/7.4-4/4a8501a8 (running kernel: 5.15.107-2-pve)
pve-pc2
108
pve-manager/7.4-4/4a8501a8 (running kernel: 5.15.107-2-pve)
pve-pc3
121
pve-manager/7.4-4/4a8501a8 (running kernel: 5.15.107-2-pve)
pve-pc4
87
pve-manager/7.4-4/4a8501a8 (running kernel: 5.15.107-2-pve)
pve-pc5
111
pve-manager/7.4-4/4a8501a8 (running kernel: 5.15.107-2-pve)

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I get:
# pveversion
pve-manager/8.1.3/b46aac3b42da5d15 (running kernel: 6.5.11-7-pve)
# journalctl -u pveproxy -u pvedaemon|wc -l
31391
 
And:
# journalctl -u pveproxy -u pvedaemon |grep "disabling inotify"|wc -l;pveversion
332
pve-manager/8.1.3/b46aac3b42da5d15 (running kernel: 6.5.11-7-pve)
 
I get this for pvecm:
pvecm[1377]: got inotify poll request in wrong process - disabling inotify

# journalctl -u pveproxy -u pvedaemon|wc -l
17378

# pveversion
pve-manager/8.1.10/4b06efb5db453f29 (running kernel: 6.5.13-3-pve)
 

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