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Jan 112010

Increase the maximum number of open files / file descriptors


If you are root, execute the command below

ulimit -SHn 65535

If you want to set it permanently, especially for a particular user, change the file /etc/security/limits.conf to have the following lines (assume user = www-data)


www-data hard nofile 65535
www-data soft nofile 65535

And make sure uncomment from the different files under /etc/pam.d, e.g. sudo, login, sshd, ...

Finally restart your system.

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