This question is similar to set open_files_limit, but there was no good answer.
I need to increase my
table_open_cache, but first I need to increase the
open_files_limit. I set the option in
open-files-limit = 8192
This worked fine in my previous install (Ubuntu 8.04), but now in Ubuntu 10.04, when I start the server up,
open_files_limit is reported to be 1710. That seems like a pretty random number for the limit to be clipped to.
Anyway, I tried getting around it by adding a line like this in
mysql hard nofile 8192
I also tried adding this to the pre-start script in mysql's upstart config (
ulimit -n 8192
Obviously neither of those things worked. So where is the hoop that has been added between Ubuntu 8.04 and 10.04 through which I must jump in order to actually increase the open files limit?