the systems seems to work fine. Gnome is up, i can log in with my user, and everything seems to work, except herd.
i encounter this broken state every once in a while. IRC logs also mention this multiple times, but without many insights:
# herd status
error: connect: /var/run/shepherd/socket: No such file or directory
# ps afxu | grep shepherd
root 1 0.0 0.3 160788 43684 ? Sl 11:51 0:00 /gnu/store/cnfsv9ywaacyafkqdqsv2ry8f01yr7a9-guile-3.0.7/bin/guile --no-auto-compile /gnu/store/vza48khbaq0fdmcsrn27xj5y5yy76z6l-shepherd-0.8.1/bin/shepherd --config /gnu/store/q4nd803lxrlkr60s8sx88gvpb6c7lxyd-shepherd.conf
12:26:44 up 0:34, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
looking at shepherd's code:
(define (call-with-server-socket file-name proc)
"Call PROC, passing it a listening socket at FILE-NAME and deleting the
socket file at FILE-NAME upon exit of PROC. Return the values of PROC."
(let ((sock (open-server-socket file-name)))
(lambda () (proc sock))
(catch-system-error (delete-file file-name))))))
maybe this is caused by some call/cc magic that causes an unwind that deletes the file, but then continues?
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