[Dovecot] "pipe() failed: Too many open files" - ??
udo.rader at bestsolution.at
Wed Dec 14 13:39:08 EET 2005
On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 11:35 +0100, Hauke Fath wrote:
> Am 14.12.2005 um 11:05 Uhr +0100 schrieb Hauke Fath:
> >after about a day of operation, dovecot 1.0alpha5 (NetBSD/i386 2.1)
> >died on me with
> >Dec 14 10:53:52 bounce dovecot: pipe() failed: Too many open files
> >Dec 14 10:54:23 bounce last message repeated 279661 times
> >Dec 14 10:56:23 bounce last message repeated 1071807 times
> >Dec 14 10:56:59 bounce last message repeated 325386 times
> >-- any ideas on what to tune?
> I just noted that I ran into this before:
> For now, I bumped the 'open files' shell limit in the dovecot start
> script to 1024 (default was 64 which sounds a bit on the low side).
"a bit on the low side" ... you must be joking
64 files as default for any process is absolutely weird.
just do a
% lsof -p $PID
on any process and think twice about setting the max open files to such
a strange value.
bestsolution.at EDV Systemhaus GmbH
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