Re: file descripters

From: Dancer <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:47:26 +1000

Kelly Prescott wrote:
> Could someone point me to some documentation on making more file
> descripters available to squid 1.1.22. I changed my Linux kernel file
> limits and recompiled the kernel, but when the squid autoconf runs, it
> still says that only 256 file descripters are available. When I cat the
> files in /proc/sys/.... I see that I have 1024 descripters.
> Do I need to recompile glibc? Is there something else I am missing?
> tia
> Kelly Prescott

The patches to the kernel should also change a couple of your libc
headers. You should also do something like:

echo 16384 > /proc/sys/kernel/file-max increase the system-wide limit (which is a soft-limit) as opposed
to the per-process limits (a hard limit that you patched around).


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