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IOException when using EF Core model

When referencing an EF Core model, I get regular IOExceptions with a message "The process cannot access the file 'PATH_TO_DLL' because it is being used by another process"

I guess this is because I have the solution open in Visual Studio, and am running the code. However, I need to do that, as I develop and test in VS, and use LinqPad to double-check the database, and make manual changes as 'm developing.

Is there a way to avoid this error? Thanks

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  • edited July 17

    Argh, it's getting worse! I stopped running in VS whilst writing some tests, and I'm still getting these exceptions.

    Not only that, but the modal pop-up appears BEHIND the LinqPad window, making it even more annoying to dismiss.

  • Take a look at the stack trace in %localappdata%\linqpad\logs.linqpad7. Does it include EFCore.StaticDriver.GetMaximumSupportedFrameworkVersion?

  • Yup, here is the last entry in the log...

    7.3.9 (X64) 2022-07-17T21:41:17.1821585+01:00 GuiAppHost
    [MainThread] IOException - The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\me\blah\mywebsite.Web\bin\Debug\net6.0\mywebsite.Web.dll' because it is being used by another process.
    Source=System.Private.CoreLib

    at Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle.CreateFile(String fullPath, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, FileOptions options)
    at Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle.Open(String fullPath, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, FileOptions options, Int64 preallocationSize)
    at System.IO.Strategies.OSFileStreamStrategy..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, FileOptions options, Int64 preallocationSize)
    at System.IO.File.OpenRead(String path)
    at LINQPad.Reflection.FastAssemblyReader..ctor(String path)
    at LINQPad.Reflection.FastAssemblyReader.GetReferences(String path)
    at LINQPad.Extensibility.DataContext.DataContextDriver.GetReferencedAssemblies(String assemblyPath)
    at LINQPad.Drivers.EFCore.StaticDriver.GetMaximumSupportedFrameworkVersion(IConnectionInfo cxInfo)

  • Try the latest beta and let me know whether it fixes the problem:
    https://www.linqpad.net/linqpad7.aspx#beta

  • All seems good so far. Had it open for a few hours now, and haven't seen the exception once :)

    Any idea when this version is going be released in full (ie not beta)?

    Thanks

  • Great, not too long then!

    Thanks

  • The exception just happened again with the beta. However, the log file shows a different error...

    7.4.6 (X64) 2022-07-20T18:09:32.3256274+01:00 GuiAppHost
    [MainThread] IOException - The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\MyUser\My project\Web site\MyProject.Web\bin\Debug\net6.0\MyProject.Web.dll' because it is being used by another process.
    Source=System.Private.CoreLib

    -Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle CreateFile(System.String, System.IO.FileMode, System.IO.FileAccess, System.IO.FileShare, System.IO.FileOptions) offset: 0x0
    -Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle Open(System.String, System.IO.FileMode, System.IO.FileAccess, System.IO.FileShare, System.IO.FileOptions, Int64) offset: 0x43
    -System.IO.Strategies.OSFileStreamStrategy Void .ctor(System.String, System.IO.FileMode, System.IO.FileAccess, System.IO.FileShare, System.IO.FileOptions, Int64) offset: 0x85
    -System.IO.FileStream Void .ctor(System.String, System.IO.FileMode, System.IO.FileAccess) offset: 0x10
    -LINQPad.Reflection.FastAssemblyReader Boolean IsManaged(System.String) offset: 0x1
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet NuGet.Versioning.NuGetVersion GetAspNetCoreVersionFromReferences(System.String) offset: 0x9
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet LINQPad.ReferenceSet Get(LINQPad.Extensibility.DataContext.DCDriverLoader, LINQPad.Repository, LINQPad.QueryCore, System.String, System.IO.TextWriter, System.Collections.Generic.List1[LINQPad.NuGetInterop.PackageInfo], System.Collections.Generic.List1[LINQPad.NuGetPackageRef]) offset: 0x4DC
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet LINQPad.ReferenceSet ForQuery(LINQPad.QueryCore, System.IO.TextWriter, System.Collections.Generic.List1[LINQPad.NuGetInterop.PackageInfo], System.Collections.Generic.List1[LINQPad.NuGetPackageRef]) offset: 0x18
    -LINQPad.QueryCore LINQPad.ReferenceSet get_CombinedQueryReferences() offset: 0xA2
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl Void UpdateMissingNuGetWarning() offset: 0x2
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl Void PullData(LINQPad.QueryChangedEventArgs) offset: 0x218
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl Void _query_QueryChanged(System.Object, LINQPad.QueryChangedEventArgs) offset: 0x14
    -LINQPad.QueryCore Void OnQueryChanged(Boolean, LINQPad.QueryChangedEventArgs) offset: 0xFF
    -LINQPad.RunnableQuery Void OnQueryChanged(Boolean, LINQPad.QueryChangedEventArgs) offset: 0xD
    -LINQPad.QueryCore+ChangeTx Void Dispose() offset: 0x31
    -LINQPad.QueryCore Void ForceRefresh(Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) offset: 0x1A
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl Void NotifyOfReferenceChange() offset: 0x6
    -LINQPad.UI.MainForm Void StaticSchemaRepositoryChanged(LINQPad.Repository) offset: 0x59
    -LINQPad.UI.MainForm+<>c__DisplayClass120_0 Void b__0() offset: 0x0
    -System.Windows.Forms.Control Void InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(System.Object) offset: 0x35
    -System.Threading.ExecutionContext Void RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object) offset: 0x87
    -System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo Void Throw() offset: 0x11
    -System.Windows.Forms.Control Void InvokeMarshaledCallbacks() offset: 0xE9

    First Chance Data:
    -Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle.CreateFile(fullPath,mode,access,share,options) offset=0x0
    -Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle.Open(fullPath,mode,access,share,options,preallocationSize) offset=0x43
    -System.IO.Strategies.OSFileStreamStrategy..ctor(path,mode,access,share,options,preallocationSize) offset=0x85
    -System.IO.FileStream..ctor(path,mode,access) offset=0x10
    -LINQPad.Reflection.FastAssemblyReader.IsManaged(fileName) offset=0x1
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet.GetAspNetCoreVersionFromReferences(path) offset=0x9
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet.Get(driverLoader,repository,query,runtimeVersionForDataContext,logger,allNuGetPackagesLog,nuGetFamiliesLog) offset=0x4DC
    -LINQPad.ReferenceSet.ForQuery(query,logger,allNuGetPackagesLog,nuGetFamiliesLog) offset=0x18
    -LINQPad.QueryCore.get_CombinedQueryReferences() offset=0xA2
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl.UpdateMissingNuGetWarning() offset=0x2
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl.PullData(changeInfo) offset=0x218
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl._query_QueryChanged(sender,e) offset=0x14
    -LINQPad.QueryCore.OnQueryChanged(flagAsModification,args) offset=0xFF
    -LINQPad.RunnableQuery.OnQueryChanged(flagAsModified,args) offset=0xD
    -LINQPad.QueryCore+ChangeTx.Dispose() offset=0x31
    -LINQPad.QueryCore.ForceRefresh(queryTextChange,referenceChange,cxChange,otherChangeAffectingCompilation) offset=0x1A
    -LINQPad.UI.QueryControl.NotifyOfReferenceChange() offset=0x6
    -LINQPad.UI.MainForm.StaticSchemaRepositoryChanged(repository) offset=0x59
    -LINQPad.UI.MainForm+<>c__DisplayClass120_0.b__0() offset=0x0
    -System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(obj) offset=0x35
    -System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(executionContext,callback,state) offset=0x87
    -System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw() offset=0x11

    Any ideas? Thanks again

  • Thanks - I've added a guard for this, too, in the latest beta, via fault-tolerant cache. There may be other cases where such an error pops up although not all cases are practical to guard.

  • Thanks, will try that and see how I get on.

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