[CentOS] Re: Help with file descriptors

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Nov 28 20:12:22 UTC 2007

on 11/28/2007 12:03 PM Guy Boisvert spake the following:
> Hi all!
>     I have a problem with CentOS 4.4 and Communigate Pro 5.0.9.  As our 
> user number grows, we are seeing "too many files open" error messages in 
> Communigate logs.
>     I spoke with Communigate tech support and they asked me to increase 
> the number of file descriptors which i did.  I put 128000 as a script i 
> made to check Communigate open files reported as high as 99000.    As i 
> checked the Communigate log file, it reported that it "sees" 1024 
> "available" file descriptors.
>     Reporting that to Communigate tech support, the guy answered:
> "CommuniGate gets this number via getdtablesize() system call. Probably 
> in CentOS the table has a fixed size so you need to recompile the kernel 
> to expand it. Try upgrading CentOS to 4.5 (or whatever later version is 
> available) "
>     I'm a little afraid of upgrading the server right away, i don't want 
> to worsen the problem.  Or maybe it's safe to do it. I dunno.
>     Is there anybody on the list that can comment on what the 
> Communigate tech support guy said about the "getdtablesize" thing ?
> Thanks in advance!
> Guy Boisvert
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