gamin opens too many files

David Syphers dsyphers at
Wed Mar 29 04:23:03 UTC 2006

I recently was getting messages about maxing out the number of open files on 
my system, and discovered that gam_server has gone crazy. Right after 
booting, opening KDE, I have nearly 2600 open files on my computer, and 2200 
of those are opened by gam_server, according to fstat. And clearly that 
number can go up to nearly 8000, as I've got kern.maxfiles at 8136.

I assume this isn't normal? Is there anything I can do to stop this? I'm 
running -stable from 20060327, and gamin-0.1.7_2. Thanks,


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