Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#277 closed defect (fixed)

"database locked" issue

Reported by: thomas.moschny@… Owned by: bas
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: email2trac Version: 2.4.0
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by bas)


I thought I'd ask per mail first, before creating a ticket; maybe this
is a (configuration) error on our side, or something like that.

Here's the issue: Occasionally we lose mails in our email2trac -> Trac
setup, and get trackbacks like this in the syslog:

Oct 26 11:35:00 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>: subject: u'#4951: XXX'
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>: Traceback (most recent call
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>:   File
"/opt/trac/bin/email2trac", line 2553, in ?     tktparser.parse(sys.stdin)
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>:   File
"/opt/trac/bin/email2trac", line 1689, in parse     if not
self.ticket_update(m,'reply')[:-1], spam_msg):
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>:   File
"/opt/trac/bin/email2trac", line 985, in ticket_update
tkt.save_changes(, body_text, when, None, str(cnum))
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>:   File
packages/Trac-0.11.8dev_r10236-py2.4.egg/trac/ticket/", line 293, in
save_changes     db.commit()
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>:   File
"/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/sqlite/", line 540, in commit
Oct 26 11:35:11 <hostname> email2trac <prjname>: OperationalError: database
is locked

As you can see, we are using Python 2.4 (well, we are on Centos5),
Trac 0.11.8dev and email2trac 2.4.0 (I know there's a later version,
will try it, but couldn't find anything relevant in the changelog).

It seems clear that email2trac might not be causing the issue, but is
suffering from it: something else might be blocking the DB while
email2trac tries to insert or update a ticket.

So the question is: Can email2trac repeat and try again for a while, or
else save the message somewhere so it doesn't get lost?

Best regards,

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by bas

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Version changed from 2.4.5 to 2.4.0

This is an error. So email2trac dumps the original message in /tmp. Dan you can rerun email2trac with the message:

  • email2trac -v /tmp/<flle>

You must be the apache user else attachments will be created as "root" user

The error is that another process is also locking the database. It is a sqlite problem or your database maybe corrupt and you have to backup/restore it .

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by thomas.moschny@…

That works (using </tmp/file). Good to know the message is not lost :)

Yes, I think another process locks the database.

The question was whether email2trac can be teached to try a little bit

(I think that'd work, because the locking had eventually been given up;
otherwise the command above would not have succeeded.)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by bas

Sometimes there is an error in the database. I seen this error in the past and had to restore the database. It was triggered by email2trac, only by mail and not on the command line. think i will make an option for it how many time it may retry it. In trac 0.12 version there are many fixes. Maybe upgrade to a newer trac version?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by bas

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

will close this ticket as reporter is stil using email2trac and submitted patches

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