[tor-dev] tor#16518: Read-Only Filesystem Error opening tor lockfile in but not

Peter Palfrader weasel at torproject.org
Wed Jul 8 18:17:50 UTC 2015

On Tue, 07 Jul 2015, aexlfowley at web.de wrote:

> After upgrading from (git-3731dd5c3071dcba) to
> (git-145b2587d1269af4) an error occured.
> I'm on Debian Jessie (stable) on an AMD Athlon 64 X2. Tor won't start
> and these are the last lines in log:
> [warn] Couldn't open "/media/cRAID/Tor/lock" for locking: Read-only file
> system

> teor thinks that I "could be experiencing an issue with the tor sandbox
> and not getting the right paths
> or, tor is running with insufficient permissions"

I'd assume that's the protection settings enabled in Tor's service file.

See /lib/systemd/system/tor.service and the systemd.exec(5) manpage.
You can override these by making your own
/etc/systemd/system/tor.service file.

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