This article is about error message: “error: could not install smartsocket listener: Address already in use”.
I like to flash my android smartphone. As we all know, there are (at lease) two tools we could use when flashing phones:
fastboot. But I met a problem when I try to run new adb server, it keep showing the this message in my terminal:
The Message “error: could not install smartsocket listener: Address already in use”
“Address already in use? so there must be someone using the address I need.” I thought, “ok, let me find the criminal”
and I gave terminal a command
ps aux | grep adb to show all processes which is including adb word, then I got:
wildsky 7456 0.1 0.0 9988 1916 ? Ss 20:43 0:01 /home/wildsky/Desktop/FlashTool/x10flasher_lib/adb.linux.64 status-window wildsky 7459 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 20:43 0:00 [adb.linux.64] <defunct> wildsky 7499 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 20:43 0:00 [adb.linux.64] <defunct> # ... there might be lots of defunct, just dismiss it. wildsky 9752 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 20:56 0:00 [adb.linux.64] <defunct> wildsky 9842 0.0 0.0 173840 2008 ? Sl 20:57 0:00 adb -P 5037 fork-server server wildsky 10705 0.0 0.0 119456 984 pts/1 S+ 21:00 0:00 grep --color=auto adb
If I kill 9842 (adb -P 5037 fork-server server), it will become
<defunct>, and create anthor
adb -P 5037 fork-server server, which means if I just delete the surface progress, the criminal behind the scenes will still alive. In another words: I can’t kill adb server forever…
However, I notice that there are two kinds of progress about adb:
adb -P 5037 fork-server server
just simply kill the first one,
adb.linux.64 , via this command:
adb -P 5037 fork-server server via:
and then problem solved! Now I could create adb server without showing any error message.
Why I write this article
I found there is no article about this problem, but there are some people facing this problem. And also, I used to meet this problem before, but it still take me some time to find the final problem.
So I decide to write down this problem, and copy the error message “error: could not install smartsocket listener: Address already in use”. Hope people who search this sentence could find this article, and they could save time from it. 🙂
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… maybe you might be interested in my other posts about android: http://blog.wildsky.cc/categories/android/.