Impact of having a large number of open file descriptors

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Sun Jun 8 22:54:25 UTC 2008

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Hi,
> Im thinking again of the old idea of implementing poor man's file
> replication system using kqueue to monitor changes on files. 

I made something with the idea, available here:

It was hacked up over the weekend and probably contains many bugs, and 
the whole idea has scalability problems because of the need to have all 
those files open. I think it's OK for what I want to do, YMMV. If 
there's interest I'll keep updating it.

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