Subject: Re: System running out of vnodes
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 03/25/2005 15:07:32
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com (Matthias Scheler) writes:
> this morning a daemon on my system died with this error message:
> Mar 25 09:20:26 colwyn milter-greylist: mkstemp("/var/milter-greylist/greylist.db-000481il") failed: Too many open files in system
> I thought the system had run out of file descriptors until I found a lot
> of these in the kernel messages:
> vnode: table is full - increase kern.maxvnodes or NVNODE
> What could cause this?
It look like it was a combination of:
1.) KDE build in a change root environment which uses several null mounts.
2.) A script running "find" on a directory contain four checked out
NetBSD source trees.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/