Subject: Re: Too many open files?
To: John R. Shannon <>
From: Ceri Storey <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/2003 22:52:09
On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 03:10:49PM -0700, John R. Shannon wrote:
> Recently, I've been experiencing the following when I reboot:

> Nov  7 14:58:06 laptop postfix/master[171]: fatal: pipe: Too many open files
> I've increased the number of users to 128 in my kernel config, and set
> kern.maxfiles=4096. 

Have you tried increasing the ulimit on the number of open files per
process? You could try placing something like the following at the top
of the postfix rc.d script.

ulimit -n 1024 # probably overkill
Ceri Storey <>