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Re: syslogd: ... : Too many open files
On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:25:44 -0400
Jason Mitchell <jmitchel%bigjar.com@localhost> wrote:
> That did the trick, thanks! Since ulimit doesn't have a man page,
> would you mind explaining what the -n switch does? I tried ulimit 256
> before I sent the message, but that didn't work.
I'm surprised it doesn't. However, it is of necessity a shell
built-in, so it will be documented in sh(1).
Anyway -- run 'ulimit -a' to get the list of values. The first letter
of each line is a switch to change that value.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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