kheuer2 at gwdg.de
Mon Oct 27 06:02:11 PST 2003
On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Woolworth,Derrick wrote:
> I am having difficulty with one system - FreeBSD 4.8
> After a couple of days, the system continually reports that there are too
> many files open. At that time I cannot ssh into the system or ftp, etc.
> obviously, the kern.maxfiles is too low.
> However, I have continually increased the number of max files - actually
> kern.maxfiles = 65535
> kern.maxfilesperproc = 65535
> The system is running 141 processes on average, which isn't terrible in my
> opinion. Most of these are Apache 1.3.27, MySQL 4.1.0-alpha, Courier mail
> system, and a couple of applications my firm has written ourselves.
> The question is really, is there a way to examine how many files are open on
> a per process basis? I know we can monitor the number of open files with
> pstat -T, but this doesn't help us troubleshoot which application is
> responsible for this large number of open files.
> The processes that we are building are daemons that are pre-forked - none
> seem to be crashing, and we've checked the open/close calls as closely as
> Also, does anyone know of a bug in MySQL or mod_php4 (4.3.4.r1) or Courier
> 0.43.0 that would cause files to be opened and not closed?
I'd suggest lsof from /usr/ports/sysutils/lsof which listens all open
files in the system.
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