"Too many open files" (Critical, have only one session left)
Michael C. Shultz
reso3w83 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 20 16:03:01 PST 2005
On Thursday 20 January 2005 03:38 pm, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> >> I have got it before and took appropriate steps using the ideas
> >> and tips from you guys. Now I have it again:
> >> Current situation on my head-less system is that I do have a
> >> single SSH session up. Unfortunately it's not authenticated as
> >> ROOT but as an ordinary user.
> >> When I try a "ls" I get :
> >> $ ls
> >> ls: .: Too many open files in system
> >> Trying a su gives:
> >> $ su
> >> /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Cannot open "/usr/lib/libutil.so.3"
> >> I have a fairly huge RAID-5 system thatdislikes a power shutdown
> >> so I rather want to reboot the machine manually. I certainly need
> >> som help here and also more help on how to avoid this problem in
> >> the future.
> >I don't remember a previous message from you, but here is a link you
> >may find helpful:
> Good tip, unforunately I can't even run fstab:
> $ su
> /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Cannot open "/usr/lib/libutil.so.3"
You mean you can't run fstat right?
> I seam to be stucked. Is there a way to do a su for a specific
> program. I can't run 'su' but when I try shutdwon:
> $ shutdown -r now
> -bash: /sbin/shutdown: Permission denied
> Looks like it's possible to run shutdown if I only hade the right
Can you run ps -aux and maybe kill some processes? I know it's unlikely
but its the only thing I can think of, hopefully someone who knows more
will offer better suggestions.
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