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Re: www/firefox 81 opens too many files
On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 10:17:29PM +0200, Connor McLaughlan wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 12:09 PM Marc Baudoin <babafou%babafou.eu.org@localhost> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Since www/firefox has been upgraded to version 81, it uses way
> > more files than before on my system (NetBSD/amd64 9.0) after only
> > a few minutes using it and either crashes leaving a core file or
> > makes me quit it because other software complains there are too
> > many open files.
> > I didn't change the maximum number of open files on the system:
> > % sysctl kern.maxfiles
> > kern.maxfiles = 3404
> > and www/firefox version 80 worked perfectly that way.
> > Version 81.0.2 (recently committed) also shows the same problem.
> > Is anybody else having that problem? Does anybody know if it's
> > specific to NetBSD or if it's also happening on other operating
> > systems?
> > Thanks.
> I get the open files problem a lot when i use kde components.
> As far as i know, this is only the possible limit you can set the
> actual value to:
> kern.maxfiles = 3404
No, this is the *global* limit as in: how many unique file descriptors
can be open in the entire system at any time. The value is quite low for
a lot of many modern programs. Just raise it with sysctl -w or
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