too many open files. How to increase the limit
jes at martnet.com
Thu Nov 2 02:32:23 UTC 2006
Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 18:07 +0100, Ambrogio wrote:
>> Now I have 1024 and I want that the new limit will be available at every
>> I think the best place is in rc.sysinit (or rc.local).
>> What do you think?
> Placing it in your /etc/rc.local is probably the easiest way. Note,
> however, that if you're not careful, this can be a big security
I don't think this will work. Ulimit sets limits for the shell that
executes the command and any processes that are subsequently started by
that shell. It is not a system-wide setting. I'm not 100% sure, but I
very much doubt that a ulimit executed by the shell that runs rc.local
will have any effect whatever on your evolution process.
Right off, I can't say how you might change this system-wide--I don't
see any likely suspects in /proc/sys/kernel. Even for one process,
evolution, it might be tricky, as only root is allowed to change it, and
you don't want to run evo as root. You'd need to run a root shell,
change the ulimit, then su a shell (or evo directly) with your user id.
Sounds slippery to me.
I agree with another poster further down (Gilboa Davara): there's no way
Evolution needs that many files. Fix the real problem, don't open a door
to more problems.
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