Re: >1024 file descriptors for squid under Solaris 2.4 or 2.5

From: Jason Lee <>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 13:42:51 +1000 (EST)

Stewart Forster writes:
] We have researched into the technical methods of increasing the open file
] descriptor limit and found that it can be done by:

From the solaris faq,

3.43) How can I increase the number of file descriptors per process?

    In 2.3 in earlier this requires poking the kernel.
    In Solaris 2.4+, this can be accomplished by adding the
    following lines to /etc/system:

        * set hard limit on file descriptors
        set rlim_fd_max = 4096
        * set soft limit on file descriptors
        set rlim_fd_cur = 1024

    Raising the soft limit past 256 may confuse certain applications,
    especially BCP applications. Raising the limit past 1024 may
    confuse applications that use select().

] My question is, has anyone successfully upped the 1024 limit on file
] descriptors under Solaris 2.4 or 2.5 and had it work fine with squid. My other
] solution is to just `bite-the-bullet-and-see' but with the large user base we
] have, you can understand that this is not the friendly way to win support if
] it fails. :)

I've successfully upped the descripter limit in 2.5 using
the /etc/system directives though only to 1024.


	zeros and ones will take us there....
	peace. plastic. 1996.
Received on Sun Oct 20 1996 - 20:42:16 MDT

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