gam_server opening 4000 file descriptors

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at
Sat Jan 30 06:26:39 UTC 2010

On 29.01.2010 17:09, Erich Dollansky wrote:

> I have had to set a FreeBSD up again after the hard disk died.
> It runs now on 7.2.
> I noticed today that the gam_server opens some 4000 file descriptors.
> Ok, I have read
> All I have found out is that I should increase the number of file descriptors.
> Isn't there any other way to tell gamin not to do this?

Don't increase the number of file descriptors. Did you read pkg-message? 
gamin uses at most 70% of kern.maxfiles

On the other hand you can switch to polling. This way gamin would not 
use file descriptors in expense of greater cpu usage.

Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.

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