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Find counts of ulimit quotas

So, we may have some sort of zainy leak in our software. We're using Mono and spawning many processes over the course of weeks/months. Eventually, we can't spawn anymore on our clients machines. It ...
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Soft limit vs Hard limit?

Can anyone explain in layman's terms what the difference between soft and hard limit is? Should I set my soft and hard limit to be the same? Or should soft be significantly lower? Does the system ...
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How do ulimit -n and /proc/sys/fs/file-max differ?

I notice that on a new CentOS image that I just booted up off of EC2 that the ulimit default is 1024 open files, but /proc/sys/fs/file-max is set at 761,408 and I'm wondering how these two limits work ...