kern.maxfiles formula?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Jan 2 12:56:59 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 07:09:35PM +0100, Matthias Buelow wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >A truly enormous number :-) You just need to increase the value of
> >kern.maxfiles in /boot/loader.conf as appropriate for your workload.
> would it be possible to make this dynamically allocated in the future? 

Having a hard limit is by design, or users could run your machine out
of memory and cause it to panic.

> imho, such limits are a bit anachronistic.

No, you're just using an abnormal workload on your machine, for which
the defaults are not sufficient.

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