[Deploying Sakai] "Too many open files" and search indexing

Matthew Buckett matthew.buckett at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 14 03:50:34 PST 2011

On 14 November 2011 06:42, Colin Tatham <colin.tatham at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> We increased the value set in /etc/security/limits.conf:
> *  soft   nofile    65535
> *  hard   nofile    65535
> which seems to have changed the limit:
> [sakai at crete ~]$ ulimit -n
> 65535
> but I still get the errors?

How are you starting tomcat? as /etc/security/limits.conf only applies
to process started after a login, if you have an upstart script then
they won't bet getting picked up.

If you have a script to start tomcat which if run as root (before
running the tomcat process as another user) then I'd upp the limits in

  Matthew Buckett
  VLE Developer, LTG, Oxford University Computing Services

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