kern.maxfiles limit exceeded

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Wed Apr 9 14:25:11 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 09 April 2008, Rafael Barrera Oro wrote:
> Hello, i have a modest FreeBSD that's constantly giving me the message
> "kern.maxfiles limit exceeded by 0 (or 53)" (on the main console). And if i
> attempt to log in another console i get an error similar to
> "/libexec/ not found" or "error reading /libexec/"
> something like that... i cant describe better because it wont let me switch
> back to the console which gave the error and the other consoles just freeze
> if i log in :D
> I am really out of ideas so any help will be greatly appreciated, in the
> meantime, ill keep looking, if i find a solution ill mail it
> Anyway, thanks in advance!
> Rafael

Check out tuning(7), specifically the section about kern.maxfiles.

Pieter de Goeje

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