Re: [Vserver] too many open files error

From: Michael S. Zick <>
Date: Fri 07 Apr 2006 - 00:41:27 BST
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On Thu April 6 2006 17:41, Chuck wrote:
Ch> actually 2 applications, the mail server and the list server both of which can
Ch> open several hundred threads as needed.

The hardcoded maximum per process (in 2.6.x) is 1024*1024 - so that is nothing
unless you have a very, very bad fs descriptor leak.

Ch> > There is another limit built into the kernel for applications that use
Ch> 'select'
Ch> > to get notifications of connection attempts to file descriptors.
Ch> >

Browsing fs/select.c makes me think I was wrong on the above - it might be
a libc limit that I recently read.

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