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Re: [Gcl-devel] 1024 file limit (was: Re: [Axiom-developer] Latest Debia

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] 1024 file limit (was: Re: [Axiom-developer] Latest Debian package (-11))
Date: 10 Nov 2003 10:10:22 -0500
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One does at minimum need root priveleges for this, and I thought also
access to /proc/sys to set a kernel parameter, though I'm not sure on
this latter point.  In any case, there is no clean way to make such an
exception for axiom in the autobuilders, so it seems wiser to address
this at the GCL or axiom level.

Take care,

David MENTRE <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello Camm,
> Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:
> > 3) Systems using dlopen (alpha, mips(el), hppa, and ia64) still cannot
> >    build the databases, only (apparently) due to the limit on the
> >    number of simultaneously opened (and dlopened) files (1024).  The
> >    patch I've temporarily put in to copy prebuilt databases from i386
> >    on these platforms allows the current build to complete on these
> >    arches.  
> Isn't this 1024 file limit a system limit that can be raised up by using
> shell commands?
> If I do:
> address@hidden:~$ ulimit -a
> [...]
> open files                    (-n) 1024
> So, doing 'ulimit -n 2048' should allow 2048 file descriptors for the
> process. I tested on my machine and I need to be root to do that. Maybe
> a Debian Unix expert might help?
> Yours,
> d.
> -- 
> David MENTRE <address@hidden> --
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