Re: /proc: File table overflow

David Woodhouse (
Fri, 22 May 1998 22:45:14 +0200 said:
> I received this error: /proc: File table overflow.

I believe that there's a global limit of 1024 files open by default.
To increase it, echo a larger number to /proc/sys/kernel/file-max

You'll probably want to increase /proc/sys/kernel/inode-max by a similar ratio
at the same time.

> PS. Is there an equivlalent to "maxusers" in Linux that is present in
> other kernels, like Digital Unix?

No. That's purely a licensing restriction. We have no need for it.

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