Problem: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are available ??

Anthony aslan at
Tue Nov 20 15:49:18 GMT 2001

Geoff, I'm 99% sure this is not actually an error - it's just an 
informational message. If anyone else on the list knows otherwise, please 
let Geoff know. :)


At 10:00 a 21/11/2001, Geoff wrote:
>Hi, I am new to this list, and am really stumped on this issue with my samba
>servers. I woould really appreciate some help.
>I am having the same type of issue. I was copping a huge set of files over
>to my samba server, and now, neither server works.
>1) RH 7.1 running Samba, SSH, HTTPD
>2) RH 7.1 running Samba, SSH, HTTPD
>The file trasfer crashed due to lack of space on both machines, and when I
>woke, neither server wants to be seen using any type of file sharing. After
>clearing up the hard disk, because it dumped all the files I was copping
>over into / after the dest. partition was full, I tried samba again. I am
>getting the "requested 10000 open files, only 1014 available." error in the
>samba log. Under a port scan, it shows netbios-ssn working, so that's
>available and there.
>I made sure lokkit was set to no firewall, and then even uninstalled it.
>Any ideas? I have been pounding away at this for 4 days now, and am going
>Exact Error:
>[2001/11/20 01:12:04, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(215)
>   file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are
>samba at

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