MeGaMASTER

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I'm sometime having the error message "Too many open files in system" while browsing websites hosted on my server. It also sometime happen in WHM or cPanel. Does any body knows a solution to this problem?
 

anup123

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Normally such errors come when:

you have a limit on how many process a user can run
Or how many processes can run on the system at one time.

cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max
Google around for increasing (if permitted by your kernel) ... following is the cmd:

echo somethihighervalue > /proc/sys/fs/file-max (somehighervalue is the value higher than what you find with cat command)

Not too sure (as i have mailman disabled) but mailing lists could be one culprit.... just a guess. Watch for opinion from experts :)

Cheers
Anup
 

IPSecureNetwork

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check your /var/
system integrity
i have the same problem and my files in /var/ was corrupted in many files
i have to restore from a backup and now everything its OK.