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Old 03-23-2010
Vuze/MacOS X: Too many open files

1) How can I stop Vuze from reporting the following error: "Too many open files" ?

2) What directory do I need to be in to effectively utilize this command:
sudo bash -c 'ulimit -n 8192; sudo -u username ./azureus' ?

3) Is this the maximum number of files that I can allot to Vuze on OS X (8192)?

*Note that the first 2 questions are more important to me.

---------- Post updated 03-22-10 at 01:35 AM ---------- Previous update was 03-21-10 at 03:19 PM ----------

I notice that when I type the following command into the Terminal (in Snow Leopard): launchctl limit maxfiles 10200

that it will effectively replace the default value of 256 with the larger value of 10200. However, I still receive the "Too many open files" error and the command doesn't work beyond that value. Is there a reason for that?

---------- Post updated 03-23-10 at 12:46 AM ---------- Previous update was 03-22-10 at 01:35 AM ----------

I was able to raise kern.maxfiles to 1,000,000 but I still can't raise launchctl limit maxfiles nor ulimit -n beyond 10,200. Is there a reason for this enormous discrepancy? I'm running Snow Leopard with the latest updates.

---------- Post updated at 12:47 AM ---------- Previous update was at 12:46 AM ----------

Anyone out there?

Last edited by pludi; 03-22-2010 at 06:42 AM.. Reason: corrected title
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Old 03-23-2010
Mac OS like everything apple travels to the beat of a different drum. I do not pretend to know a lot about it however this was true with Darwin:

If the kernel has no imposed open file limit or it is large, then there is a per process restriction in place if you get that kind of error. Assuming you don't have 8192 files open.

Connect as the user username in your above excerpt, not sudo. login as that username.

What does that show you?

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 03-23-2010 at 09:47 PM..

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