"Unhandled stream error in pipe" from Node.js
My app: Node.js, Express, some middleware including connect-assets and express.static.
All running on local machine (OSX, Node 0.8) in development mode (thus express.static).
Probably important details: I recently made the whole app work through HTTPS (with redirect from HTTP when necessary) and while developing I use self-signe certificate (enabled in my browser, of course).
Now, the app is often failing wit stack traces like that:
stream.js:81 throw er; // Unhandled stream error in pipe. ^ Error: write EPIPE at errnoException (net.js:769:11) at Object.afterWrite (net.js:593:19)
stream.js:81 throw er; // Unhandled stream error in pipe. ^ Error: socket hang up at SecurePair.error (tls.js:948:15) at EncryptedStream.CryptoStream._done (tls.js:432:17) at EncryptedStream.CryptoStream._pull (tls.js:577:12) at SecurePair.cycle (tls.js:866:20) at EncryptedStream.CryptoStream.end (tls.js:405:13) at Socket.onend (stream.js:66:10) at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:126:20) at TCP.onread (net.js:417:51)
stream.js:81 throw er; // Unhandled stream error in pipe. ^ Error: socket hang up at createHangUpError (http.js:1264:15) at CleartextStream.socketCloseListener (http.js:1315:23) at CleartextStream.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:126:20) at SecurePair.destroy (tls.js:938:22) at process.startup.processNextTick.process._tickCallback (node.js:244:9)
Important: this happens often but not every time, so I assume this not to be a bug in my code.
I found this can be due to express.static and open files limit so I ran
ulimit -n 10000 - with no effect, unfortunately.
Any ideas? This starts to be extremely frustrating.
OK, looks like I found the answer (at least I found a similar problem mentioned, tried their fix and it stopped falling):
express.static middleware must be the last in the chain