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ulimit is a Unix-like command line utility that provides control over the resources available to the shell and to processes started by it.

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Are additional changes necessary for worker_rlimit_nofile to take effect?

We have an Ubuntu server (22.04) with Nginx (1.18). ulimit -n returns 1024 and in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf there are the following settings: user www-data; worker_processes auto; events { ...
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java.net.SocketException: Too many open files error in java 8 and wildfly

We are using wildfly 8 with jdk version 1.8 in centos stream 8 for our application. Recently we have been facing like application stop responding and on same time we found "Caused by: java.net....
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Understanding ulimits / process limits, or maybe something else. New processes stop opening (fork errors)

I'm a little bit lost and need some help understand what exactly is happening with my server. So this is a Proxmox (Debian) server with several LXC containers running in it, and from time to time ...
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why OS can't automatically manage soft limit?

Yesterday oracle user had an error when he tried to login via ssh "error: do_exec_pty: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable". After I increased nproc soft limit he logged in. Then I ...
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Wildfly : Too many open files

We recently got a "too many open files" error in our production Wildfly 17 on debian 9. A simple restart of the wildfly service got rid of the error but I'd like to avoid the problem to come ...
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"ulimit -r unlimited" in docker image. "cannot modify limit: Operation not permitted"

I'm trying to set my real-time priority to unlimited on my CentOS 7 (CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)) image running in Docker. I'm executing (as root): ulimit -r unlimited I'm receiving the ...
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How to setup HAProxy for more than 500,000 connections running inside a Docker Container on a Linux host?

I'd like my HAProxy Load Balancer to be able to handle at least 1M connections. I need this to deploy a stress test. I tried setting: maxconn 1000000 in my haproxy.cfg but HAProxy failed to start ...
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CentOS: ulimit hard/soft limits keep reset to default values

On CentOS7 I am trying to change the values of ulimit as following: ulimit -Hn 262144 ulimit -Sn 100000 But the value is being reset to its default values just after signing out: [root@server001]# ...
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CentOS7: su /bin/bash: Resource temporarily unavailable

Whenever I try to change to testuser, I get resource temporarily unavailable message. The nproc and nofile limits are set to 65k. testuser runs multiple java programs. Did not exceed the nproc and ...
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/etc/profile[278]: ulimit: 1048576: limit exceeded [Operation not permitted] [closed]

[root@bteir airwide]# su - ins Last login: Wed Aug 12 22:31:40 CDT 2020 on pts/0 /etc/profile[278]: ulimit: 1048576: limit exceeded [Operation not permitted] ins ins> This log is kept on writing ...
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It should be set to 65000 to avoid operational disruption

I'm following Taking Solr to Production | Apache Solr Reference Guide 8.5, however unable to overcome warning while restarting solr service: # service solr restart *** [WARN] *** Your open file limit ...
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Hitting a process limit, but unsure how

I run a server, mostly for using with random Docker containers and as a Gitlab-CI runner. Every once in a while, when the server has been running for a week or so, I run into process resource limits. ...
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How to interpret the number of open and max file descriptors for nginx?

I want to get the currently open file descriptors and upper limit of open file descriptors on an AWS Linux instance. The reason is to determine whether to increase the limits for nginx to have enough ...
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Cannot login with root after change limits.conf

I have changed my /etc/security/limits.conf and now cannot log in with root. I do NOT have physical access to server console. I DO know the root password. I have tried: ssh root@localhost 'echo "...
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Increasing ulimit open files not applied in RHEL 8.1

I have a fully-updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.1 x86_64 system where, as a local user in a local terminal (i.e. not remotely via SSH), when I run ulimit -Sn it says 1024 and ulimit -Hn ...
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Increase open files limit of systemd service

I have systemd running inside a docker container and I'm trying to set Number of File Descriptors limit for the service. I set the limit on the docker container to 262k, but for some reason the /sbin/...
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OS limits ignored by bamboo

Our developers wants bamboo because of integrations to other Atlassian software and we have regularly problems with this buildserver. Often the buildjobs fail with OutOfMemory exceptions like this: ...
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for what need i max open file for service like mysql

For what reason do I need max_open_files for a service like mysql? I'm using one tomcat istance and only the tomcat service has access to my mysql databases. For my tomcat istance 20 users have access ...
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Docker failed to start

Today I have an issue with docker, It stopped and I cannot start it systemctl status docker ● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker....
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Permission issue preventing increase in Open Files Limit in Ubuntu

My Digital Ocean droplet's ulimit -n yields 1024. Now it's a dedicated machine with Ubuntu 16.04, 32GB Ram, 16 Cores. I want to crank it up to 65535. The problem: I followed a bunch of steps to ...
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Managed hosting, VPS & RAM - Virtual Memory?

I'm talking to a web host that's just starting up. They have shared hosting and managed VPS's. With shared hosting I understand that they have a script checking if a process goes over memory limits ...
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"Too many open files" Apache error even with increased ulimit and sysctl

I'm load testing an Amazon Linux EC2 instance running Apache (event MPM) and PHP-FPM using Locust. When I run my load test with 200 users (~28 requests per second), everything is fine. When I boost ...
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Apache2 full CPU Usage after exiting with error ('unable to create worker thread')

I've got my Apache2.4 (mpm_worker) instance exiting with following log: [Mon May 27 11:27:33.196177 2019] [core:warn] [pid 567365:tid 139765793668032] AH00045: child process 567368 still did not exit,...
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Why open files limits set correctly on dedicated server but not on KVM machines?

I have set open files for all users on a dedicated server A in /etc/security/limits.conf like below: * hard nofile 1048576 * soft nofile 983040 And in /etc/pam.d/common-session I have ...
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Is it safe to set a very high ulimit for a process?

I currently have the following entry in /etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf based on Mongo DB's recommended ulimit settings. mongod soft nofile 64000 mongod soft nproc 64000 I ...
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Changing ulimit on systemd

I've found this link, showing how to change the ulimits on systemd. /etc/systemd/system/<servicename>.d/override.conf [Service] LimitNOFILE=49152 I found a website suggesting to change the ...
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why soft limit in /proc/{pid}/limits is different with ulimit -Sn

I found hard limit value in /proc/{pid}/limits match the output of ulimit -Hn while soft limit value doesn't my example output: tomcat@myLinux:/home/azhang$ ulimit -Sn 1024 tomcat@myLinux:/home/...
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Add LimitNOFILE on haproxy init script

I want to add open files limit to HAProxy 1.8 process to 1024576. But since I use version 1.8, I cannot add LimitNOFILE to init scripts, instead of systemd file. How can I add limitNOFILE to those ...
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debian and yum packages - is there a way we can set max mem % and CPU % limits?

Is there a hard limit we can set on Debian and RPM packages? My thought is to put 20% CPU, 20% Memory and 200 MB Disk Usage hard limits. So the package can play within those limits and not beyond that....
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change maximum number of open files for user on solaris 9

i need to change ulimit -n for the user permanently, on solaris 10 you can do projadd -K "process.max-file-descriptor=(basic,8192,deny)" proj.files but on solaris 9 projadd or projmod doesn't have -K ...
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ulimit for root keeps resetting

Using CentOS 6.6 In /etc/security/limits.conf I have set the following: * soft nofile 65535 * hard nofile 65535 root soft nofile 65535 root hard nofile 65535 In etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf ...
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Where does Linux get ulimit values for certain users?

I see that different users in my Debian system has different max open files limits. I read the post but would like to get some understanding of the details. I do not have any settings into /etc/...
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How to change stack depth limits in /etc/security/limits.d/ and have the changes apply to services at boot

My system Series of Ubuntu 14.04.5 (x86_64) Servers, kept updated My application required I increase stack depth for postgres I created a file in /etc/security/limits.d/myapplication.conf The ...
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seting rtprio limit in system without PAM

I have minimal linux system without PAM (custom complied linux based appliance) and I want to set system wide (all users) rtprio to 99. My idea is to do this with help of sysctl. But looking on ...
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systemd DefaultLimitCPUSoft?

I discovered that on my Ubuntu 16.04 VPS a process is getting killed due to CPU usage. Running ulimit -t shows 86400. systemctl show | grep LimitCPU shows DefaultLimitCPU=18446744073709551615 ...
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RHEL setting a user specific max number of open files

I've set up below values in /etc/security/limits.conf in my RHEL machine. * hard nofile 65535 @student hard nofile 100000 Is this the correct approach when setting a user specific max number of ...
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Where is default soft limit config file debian?

I have a process running as root that is capped to 1024 ( in reality lsof shows me up to 1031 for it) open files but I don't find the file to modify this limit. Here is the output of cat /proc/PID/...
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Could not set limit for 'nofile' - "Operation not permitted" in a LXD unprivileged container

I am running a centos7 unprivileged LXD container on a ubuntu 17.04 host. I have a problem setting ulimit for NOFILE inside the container, if it is running in unprivileged mode. Bellow are the steps ...
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unable to set higher ulimit value for max open files

On Ubuntu 16.04 AWS system with 32 GB ram and 4 CPU, the following commands fail, root@ip-10-0-0-189:/home/ubuntu# sysctl -w fs.file-max=10000000 **(ten million)** fs.file-max = 10000000 root@ip-10-0-...
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How to set max file descriptors for a container?

I want to run elasticsearch in a container (namely nspawn) and it requires the number of max file descriptors to be higher than the default 1024. This is done, in the container, in the systemd ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 Server MariaDB (MySql) open_file_limit won't go higher than 16364

I'm running on Ubuntu 16.10 (yakkety yak) with MariaDB 10.x and experience the very same issue as Ubuntu 16.04 Server MySql open_file_limit won't go higher than 65536 with one exception, my open ...
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ulimit not reflected for Jenkins master which is running on Red Hat

I already saw "ulimit not reflected for jenkins slave" and the steps did not work for me. Please, help. I am using Jenkins on Red Hat and I have the same problem. I set ulimit to 99999 and when I ...
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Cannot login via ssh into CentOs machine after setting ulimit for open files to unlimited [duplicate]

I have set ulimit for open files on my centos machine by editing /etc/security/limits.conf post which I am unable to login into the machine. This was the change made in /etc/security/limits.conf file....
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mpm_prefork:error (11)Resource temporarily unavailable: AH00159: fork: Unable to fork new process

After having some issues I have rebuilt my server on a new, clean Fedora 24 platform. It's a fairly busy server, and now when it starts up, I get a flood of these messges in apache's error_log: [Thu ...
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xtrabackup: too many open files (more than 1048576)

When using xtrabackup to backup a mysql database with lots of tables, the proces fails with Error 24: ‘Too many open files’. This is a FAQ on the Percona website: https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-...
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Linux - Open file inheritance

For testing, I've changed my global open file limit to 3000: #sysctl -w fs.file-max=3000 fs.file-max = 3000 #cat /proc/sys/fs/file-nr 2016 0 3000 I've created some files: i=1; while [ "$...
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Nginx at startup does not have fd limit set in /etc/security/limits.conf

I have the following configuration for increasing the number of file descriptors available to processes of all users. cat /etc/security/limits.conf * hard nofile 65536 * soft nofile 65536 When the ...
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Centos Monit ulimit not working

Centos 5.9 I have set the below in /etc/security/limits.conf but when mMonit starts my processes the ulimit is still 1024. If I do ulimit -a it correctly shows 500000 as max open files. In /etc/sysctl....
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Unable to access Ubuntu EC2 ssh, Connection to Server-IP Closed

My server was having error due to high traffic and it showed this message often when I access the website Error: EMFILE: too many open files, open '/home/ubuntu/chat2/public/style.css' at Error (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Server MySql open_file_limit won't go higher than 65536

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Server on XenServer and I'm running into an issue with MySql's open file limit. Here's what I've done so far: sudo nano /etc/security/limits.conf (reference) * soft nofile ...
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