Confluence won't start with java.io.IOException: No locks available

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.

Problem

Confluence installation would not start with the following error in catalina.out 

ERROR: Error creating bundle cache. 
(java.lang.Exception: Unable to lock bundle cache: java.io.IOException: No locks available)java.lang.Exception: Unable to lock bundle cache: java.io.IOException: No locks available
 at org.apache.felix.framework.cache.BundleCache.<init>(BundleCache.java:176)
 at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.init(Felix.java:640)
 at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.start(Felix.java:893)
 at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager$4.run(FelixOsgiContainerManager.java:417)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Exception in thread "Felix:Startup" com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.OsgiContainerException: Unable to start felix
 at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager$4.run(FelixOsgiContainerManager.java:422)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Error creating bundle cache.
 at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.init(Felix.java:645)
 at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.start(Felix.java:893)
 at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager$4.run(FelixOsgiContainerManager.java:417)
 ... 1 more
Caused by: java.lang.Exception: Unable to lock bundle cache: java.io.IOException: No locks available
 at org.apache.felix.framework.cache.BundleCache.<init>(BundleCache.java:176)
 at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.init(Felix.java:640)
 ... 3 more

And the following error message in atlassian-confluence.log

ERROR [localhost-startStop-1] [atlassian.plugin.loaders.ScanningPluginLoader] deployPluginFromUnit Because of the following exception:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to create a tracker when osgi is not running
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager.getServiceTracker(FelixOsgiContainerManager.java:606)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.container.felix.FelixOsgiContainerManager.getServiceTracker(FelixOsgiContainerManager.java:596)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.factory.RemotablePluginFactory$1.create(RemotablePluginFactory.java:60)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.factory.OsgiChainedModuleDescriptorFactoryCreator.create(OsgiChainedModuleDescriptorFactoryCreator.java:68)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.factory.RemotablePluginFactory.getChainedModuleDescriptorFactory(RemotablePluginFactory.java:133)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.osgi.factory.RemotablePluginFactory.create(RemotablePluginFactory.java:99)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.loaders.ScanningPluginLoader.deployPluginFromUnit(ScanningPluginLoader.java:155)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.loaders.ScanningPluginLoader.loadAllPlugins(ScanningPluginLoader.java:89)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.loaders.PermissionCheckingPluginLoader.loadAllPlugins(PermissionCheckingPluginLoader.java:24)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.manager.DefaultPluginManager.earlyStartup(DefaultPluginManager.java:461)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.plugin.ConfluencePluginManager.earlyStartup(ConfluencePluginManager.java:138)
	at com.atlassian.plugin.manager.DefaultPluginManager.init(DefaultPluginManager.java:436)
	at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.SetupPluginManager.init(SetupPluginManager.java:44)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
...

Diagnosis

Environment

  • You are hosting either the Confluence home or installation directory on an NFS mount

Cause

This error is usually caused by the NFS lockd not running or malfunctioning. Other NFS daemons not running/malfunctioning may cause similar errors too.

Resolution

Restart and verify functionality of all NFS related daemons on your system, most importantly lockd. See the following page for further reference: http://osr507doc.sco.com/en/NetAdminG/nfsC.daemons.html

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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