Open file limits

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Tue Jul 6 12:34:55 EDT 2004

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, AJ wrote:

> Hi,
>    Can anyone share experiences with running out of open files on Linux?
> I am using a 2.4.26 kernel, and the system wide open file limit is
> rather large.  Do I need to set anything other than this?  The default
> limit of 1024 is in effect for both cyrus and root.

I put the following into my /etc/init.d/cyrus startup script:

# Crank up the file limits
ulimit -n 209708
ulimit -u 2048

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