[Techtalk] Too many files open

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Fri Oct 17 22:21:57 EST 2003

Hi all,

I'm running an RH7.2 based terminal server with about 12 thin clients.  Users  
are generally running KDE. I'm getting a series of "too many files open" 
errors.  Apparently the fix is to increase the value in
/proc/sys/fs/file-max.  Current value is 8192.  What sort of value is
reasonable for such a server?

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

Domestic Sysadmin :-)
 10:22pm  up 11 days, 22:20,  0 users,  load average: 0.99, 0.97, 0.91
 10:21pm  up 11 days, 22:20,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

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