[Jack-Devel] Jack: "Too many servers already active"

Malik Costet jack-devel at malikc.neomailbox.net
Wed Aug 23 02:45:07 CEST 2017

On 2017-08-23 02:41, Yuri wrote:
> On 08/22/17 17:21, Malik Costet wrote:
>> Today, to my surprise, I seem to have hit upon some kind of limit, for
>> attempts to launch a server (via the command-line) fail with the message
>> "Too many servers already active". I haven't kept count, but I might
>> have successfully started and stopped a couple dozen instances of JACK
>> before that happened (only ever one at a time, though).
> Quick search through the Jack code shows that this message results from
> Jack attempting to be helpful that ends up being unhelpful:
>>         case ENOSPC:
>>                 fprintf (stderr, "too many servers already active\n");
>>                 exit (2);
> ...
> #define    ENOSPC        28        /* No space left on device */
> You have a 'disk-full' condition. This most likely has nothing to do
> with having "too many servers already active".
> Jack needs to use strerror() instead.

Thanks for the quick reply, but... hmm. I'm gonna check this if and when
I reproduce the situation, but my machine would seem to have bucketloads
of space available:
$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root        15G  3.8G   11G  27% /
devtmpfs        459M     0  459M   0% /dev
tmpfs           463M   76K  463M   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           463M  6.3M  457M   2% /run
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           463M     0  463M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1   63M   21M   43M  33% /boot
tmpfs            93M     0   93M   0% /run/user/1000

Do you have any indication which filesystem/location JACK would be
looking for the condition? Could it also be a case of flag misuse?


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