Safe to ignore a {sink_died, normal} error?

Jared Morrow jared at
Wed Mar 14 08:58:19 EDT 2012


You are correct, these messages are fine to ignore.


On Mar 14, 2012, at 5:00 AM, Martin Woods wrote:

> Hi
> We're using Riak 1.1.1 (on Ubuntu, built from source) and are seeing a number of errors raised regularly in the error logs during mapreduce. I think I remember reading a post on this forum a while ago that these error messages are nothing to worry about, that they are just a result of one aspect of the mapreduce processing shutting down before receiving a normal shutdown message from another process - hence the {sink_died, normal}. The comments in the source code where this error is generated seem to back this up. Indeed, the mapreduce operations in question all completed just fine.
> Can someone from Basho please confirm that this is the case and that we're safe to ignore them? Here are the entries in error.log:
> 2012-03-13 23:25:12.810 [error] <0.10984.0> gen_fsm <0.10984.0> in state wait_pipeline_shutdown terminated with reason: {sink_died,normal}
> 2012-03-13 23:25:12.945 [error] <0.10984.0> CRASH REPORT Process <0.10984.0> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: {sink_died,normal}
> 2012-03-13 23:25:12.989 [error] <0.165.0> Supervisor riak_pipe_builder_sup had child undefined started with {riak_pipe_builder,start_link,undefin
> ed} at <0.10984.0> exit with reason {sink_died,normal} in context child_terminated
> Thanks and regards,
> Martin.
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