max fd's in linux

From: Brian <>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 01:00:29 -0500 (CDT)

I have installed the 2.0.35-3kfd patch:

constellation:/# cat /proc/sys/kernel/file-nr
constellation:/# cat /proc/sys/kernel/file-max

yet when i goto compile Squid-2 RELEASE, I get:

checking Default FD_SETSIZE value... 4096
checking Maximum number of filedescriptors we can open... 256
WARNING: 256 may not be enough filedescriptors if your
         cache will be very busy. Please see the FAQ page
         on how to increase your filedescriptor limit

Do you have to manually go in their and edit the limit? Anyone know what
could be going on?


Brian Feeny (BF304) | ShreveNet Inc. - Premium Internet Service Provider
Network Administrator | Shreveport, Louisiana - | Web Hosting, Virtual Domains, Storefronts,
(318)222-2NET x 109 | Database/Web Integration, 56k, ISDN, T1
Received on Sat Oct 03 1998 - 23:01:57 MDT

This archive was generated by hypermail pre-2.1.9 : Tue Dec 09 2003 - 16:42:19 MST