kernel: kern.maxfiles limit exceeded

Drew Sanford lauasanf at
Thu Dec 7 12:19:03 PST 2006

Coen Watstaatervoor wrote:
> Just got a busy machine with the following errors in the messages log:
> kernel: kern.maxfiles limit exceeded by uid 80, please see tuning(7).
> Default FreeBSD 6.1 / AMP set-up. Thought 6.1 would handle this stuff
> automaticly just like the mbufs. Anyone knows how the raise those limits?
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You need to put an entry in /boot/loader.conf

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