Too many users for samba?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Dec 3 19:24:24 GMT 1997

On Thu, 4 Dec 1997, Eloy A. Paris wrote:

> Uhhmmm... very interesting. I think you are pushing to the limits your
> current kernel. Those messages (No more processes, File table
> overflow, etc.) must mean that the kernel is out of resources and all
> its predefined tables have been filled. I don't know exactly how to
> re-compile the kernel to have bigger defaults but I am pretty sure
> some include files in /usr/src/linux must be modified.
> I am very interested in knowing how to tune Linux to make it able to
> handle these high loads (in terms of users and processes). Anyone
> knows what to do here? Any comments?

i know of someone who had to increase the number of open file handles 
from 3,000 to 10,000.  they did so by changing a constant in the kernel 

the system behaved unpredictably when it had reached the 3,000 file 
handles limit, presumably by overwriting memory...

<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
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