Subject Locks files not being closed
Author Chris
I'm not sure if this is the right list as I'm using the Firebird 2.5
RC2 (would that be the devel or this list?).

Anyway, I'm running the SuperClassic (fb_smp_server) server on Linux
and I'm having a problem where it never seems to release the lock
files. If I look at /proc/sys/fs/file-nr the number just keeps
growing and growing over time and eventually the whole system starts
to die because too many files are open. Increasing the max open files
does not fix it because Firebird will eat them all no matter how high
it is.

If I look at the output of lsof I see the fb_smp_server process has
tens of thousands of /tmp/firebird/fb_lock_xxxx files open and it
never seems to close them even when no clients are connected to the

I'm running one database and one client connection at a time. The
client process starts (new process), connects, does its thing, then
disconnects and the client process ends.

Anyone know what's going on? It seems like it should be closing
those lock files, especially when nothing is connected to the