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From "John P. Dodge" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ulimit being ignored
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:12:09 GMT
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Paul Mindeman wrote:

>   The error log says that the certificate file for one of the hosts
> cannot be opened because there are too many open files.  When I change
> CustomLog back to logging to a file instead of a process, the server
> I've tried setting the ULIMIT_MAX_FILES variable in apachectl to "ulimit
> -S -n unlimited", but still get the same error.  Its almost as if ulimit
> is being ignored, or isn't getting passed on to the child processes.
> Any ideas?

What O/S?

If Solaris or HP you probably need to increase the system FD limits.


In /etc/system:

set rlim_fd_max = 4096
set rlim_fd_cur = 2048

Then do s reconfigure re-boot.



"Mon aƩroglisseur est plein d'anguilles"
John P. Dodge
Boeing Shared Services

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