[Techtalk] Too many files open
geekgrrl at geekgrrl.priv.at
Sun Oct 26 17:02:37 EST 2003
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 10:21:57PM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> 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?
To be honest I'd rather investigate what causes the behavior. We had a
simliar thing on a server running Oracle, Roxen and a bunch of other stuff
and the first two didn't interact nicely which drove file-max over the
If you see everything's OK I'd gradually try to increase file-max and keep
on monitoring until you've found a value which works for you.
Just my 2 cents,
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