[clug] kernel options

Andrew andrew at donehue.net
Wed Aug 6 13:20:14 EST 2003

Hi Matt!
             Thanks - i'll try using resierfs.... I have only been using 
it on my desktop as I am yet to have the confidence to use it on a 
remote server (they are co-located in Sydney) - so stuff-ups cost :(

So I shouldn't really bother looking at the max-files in the procfs at 
all? Or should I bump it up too?

Do you have anywhere to point me for reading on this matter too? (I 
would like to learn more).


Matthew Hawkins wrote:

>Andrew said:
>>Hi Matt,
>>            Would this be creating the error "Too Many open files"? (I
>>have had this problem before, and it is almost impossible to create a
>>new bash session....) -
>You've hit your head on the nail!
>On a related subject, another interesting situation I ran into was an
>incorrect route causing shm to fail big time after starving the system of
>file descriptors & stuff.  In this particular case the telltale cry of
>"too many open files" and "shmat failed" sent me chasing after the /proc
>limits, and also pouring through the sourcecode of one particular
>application (the main shm user).  It was only apparent a few days later
>after the system died yet again with the limits maxed out that there was
>something else causing the problem (and I ran across the routing thing by

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