[p4] Perforce server crashing due to lock on log file

Matt Peterson mapeterson at zynga.com
Fri Jul 26 12:45:44 PDT 2013

Our server occasionally dies due to the log file being busy.  I haven't been able to identify what process is using it.  Rebooting the p4 service fixes it.  To me that means that p4s itself has the file open.

This is the error message:

Perforce server error:
open for write: log: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

The server version:
P4D/NTX64/2010.2/474771 (2012/06/04)

Any ideas or workarounds?

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