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Too many open files in system

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MeGaMASTER, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. MeGaMASTER

    MeGaMASTER Well-Known Member

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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?
     
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    anup123 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  3. IPSecureNetwork

    IPSecureNetwork Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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