[Mono-devel-list] Mono using Huge amounts of resources?

Dick Porter dick at ximian.com
Tue Dec 7 16:49:45 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 10:59 -0600, Colt Majkrzak wrote:
> After enabling 'nobody' to login, I discovered that mono was returning
> the following message/url. http://www.go-mono.com/issues.html
> After checking out the error message details, I noticed that the
> shared files mono uses weren't able to be created because by default
> 'nobody' has the user home directory set to / because its not normally
> allowed to login.  After setting a folder in which it could write to
> (/var/www/nobody, since apache uses it) it was able to create the
> shared files, and now the program executes normally.  Is this a bug in
> mono when it can't create the shared files ~/.wapi to kind of freak
> out possibly?

If it can't create the files, it should fail immediately.  If there is a
shared file there already, it will try and use it.  It's possible this
might take a while, as it will try several times.  It certainly
shouldn't pin the cpu.

I'll take a look at the problem when $HOME isn't writable.

- Dick

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