file descriptors

Michael Sims michaels at
Tue Apr 29 07:25:16 EDT 2003

There's probably a better way to do this, but I added "ulimit -n 8192" into
my startup script for cyrus, just before saslauthd and master are started...

Michael Sims
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Crye-Leike Realtors
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-info-cyrus at
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at]On Behalf Of Jon Rowell
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 1:48 PM
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: file descriptors

I am currently getting this error from master:

Apr 28 12:02:37 weathersby master[31748]: setrlimit: Unable to set file
ors limit to -1: Operation not permitted
Apr 28 12:02:37 weathersby master[31748]: retrying with 1024 (current

And then later I get an error about too many open files.  How can I up
the number of allowed open files?  I am running linux and cyrus 2.1.12.

Jon Rowell

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