[erlang-questions] bug: Protocol: "inet_tcp": register/listen error: eaddrinuse while starting a node

Igor Goryachev <>
Tue Feb 5 16:00:30 CET 2008


Hi, everyone!

I have noticed some troubles while starting node with '-kernel
inet_dist_listen_min 5290 inet_dist_listen_max 5290' options. And
everything works fine when these options are omitted. 

The output is here:

===========
{progress,preloaded}
{progress,kernel_load_completed}
{progress,modules_loaded}
{start,heart}
{start,error_logger}
{start,application_controller}
{progress,init_kernel_started}
{apply,{application,load,[{application,stdlib,[{description,"ERTS  CXC 138 10"},{vsn,"1.14.5"},{id,[]},{modules,[base64,beam_lib,c,calendar,dets,dets_server,dets_sup,dets_utils,dets_v8,dets_v9,dict,digraph,digraph_utils,edlin,edlin_expand,epp,eval_bits,erl_bits,erl_compile,erl_eval,erl_expand_records,erl_internal,erl_lint,erl_parse,erl_posix_msg,erl_pp,erl_scan,erl_tar,error_logger_file_h,error_logger_tty_h,escript,ets,file_sorter,filelib,filename,gb_trees,gb_sets,gen,gen_event,gen_fsm,gen_server,io,io_lib,io_lib_format,io_lib_fread,io_lib_pretty,lib,lists,log_mf_h,math,ms_transform,orddict,ordsets,otp_internal,pg,pool,proc_lib,proplists,qlc,qlc_pt,queue,random,regexp,sets,shell,shell_default,slave,sofs,string,supervisor,supervisor_bridge,sys,timer,win32reg,zip]},{registered,[timer_server,rsh_starter,take_over_monitor,pool_master,dets]},{applications,[kernel]},{included_applications,[]},{env,[]},{start_phases,undefined},{maxT,infinity},{maxP,infinity}]}]}}
{progress,applications_loaded}
{apply,{application,start_boot,[kernel,permanent]}}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},"Protocol: ~p: register/listen error: ~p~n",["inet_tcp",eaddrinuse]}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},crash_report,[[{pid,<0.21.0>},{registered_name,net_kernel},{error_info,{error,badarg}},{initial_call,{gen,init_it,[gen_server,<0.18.0>,<0.18.0>,{local,net_kernel},net_kernel,{'',shortnames,15000},[]]}},{ancestors,[net_sup,kernel_sup,<0.8.0>]},{messages,[]},{links,[<0.18.0>]},{dictionary,[{longnames,false}]},{trap_exit,true},{status,running},{heap_size,377},{stack_size,21},{reductions,331}],[]]}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,net_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,{'EXIT',nodistribution}},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,net_kernel},{mfa,{net_kernel,start_link,[['',shortnames]]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,2000},{child_type,worker}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},supervisor_report,[{supervisor,{local,kernel_sup}},{errorContext,start_error},{reason,shutdown},{offender,[{pid,undefined},{name,net_sup},{mfa,{erl_distribution,start_link,[]}},{restart_type,permanent},{shutdown,infinity},{child_type,supervisor}]}]}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},crash_report,[[{pid,<0.7.0>},{registered_name,[]},{error_info,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}},{initial_call,{application_master,init,[<0.5.0>,<0.6.0>,{appl_data,kernel,[application_controller,erl_reply,auth,boot_server,code_server,disk_log_server,disk_log_sup,erl_prim_loader,error_logger,file_server_2,fixtable_server,global_group,global_name_server,heart,init,kernel_config,kernel_sup,net_kernel,net_sup,rex,user,os_server,ddll_server,erl_epmd,inet_db,pg2],undefined,{kernel,[]},[application,application_controller,application_master,application_starter,auth,code,code_aux,packages,code_server,dist_util,erl_boot_server,erl_distribution,erl_prim_loader,erl_reply,erlang,error_handler,error_logger,file,file_server,file_io_server,prim_file,global,global_group,global_search,group,heart,hipe_unified_loader,inet6_tcp,inet6_tcp_dist,inet6_udp,inet_config,inet_hosts,inet_gethost_native,inet_tcp_dist,init,kernel,kernel_config,net,net_adm,net_kernel,os,ram_file,rpc,user,user_drv,user_sup,disk_log,disk_log_1,disk_log_server,disk_log_sup,dist_ac,erl_ddll,erl_epmd,erts_debug,gen_tcp,gen_udp,gen_sctp,prim_inet,inet,inet_db,inet_dns,inet_parse,inet_res,inet_tcp,inet_udp,inet_sctp,pg2,seq_trace,wrap_log_reader,zlib,otp_ring0],[],infinity,infinity},normal]}},{ancestors,[<0.6.0>]},{messages,[{'EXIT',<0.8.0>,normal}]},{links,[<0.6.0>,<0.5.0>]},{dictionary,[]},{trap_exit,true},{status,running},{heap_size,987},{stack_size,21},{reductions,2063}],[]]}
{apply,{application,start_boot,[stdlib,permanent]}}
{error_logger,{{2008,2,5},{17,18,42}},std_info,[{application,kernel},{exited,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}},{type,permanent}]}
{"Kernel pid terminated",application_controller,"{application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}}"}

Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
Kernel pid terminated (application_controller) ({application_start_failure,kernel,{shutdown,{kernel,start,[normal,[]]}}})
===========


After a little bit of investigation I've noticed, that there is no
'{reuseaddr, true}' socket option in the lib/kernel/src/inet_tcp_dist.erl. If
I add this option, recompile inet_tcp_dist.erl, put it into proper
place, everything works fine like when mentioned above kernel options
are omitted.

The tiny patch is included.



-- 
Igor Goryachev
Yandex development team.

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