How can lsof report more open files than what ulimit says is the limit? prod_web3(i-ca0b05aa):~$ sudo lsof | wc -l 4399 prod_web3(i-ca0b05aa):~$ ulimit -n 1024
Background: I'm playing around with monitoring the ulimit for running processes for a particular user. (I had occasionally seen processes that were getting started with an incorrect limit.) I asked a ...