Why am I getting this strange behavior?
gnowak1 at uic.edu
Thu Feb 14 11:14:19 EST 2002
I was wondering how servers managed without reboots every 3 days (grin). I don't see what could be doing this. If I were to send the output of ps -x to someone, would you be able to tell? How else can I find out which program is hogging file handels? Thanks.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 02:45:40PM +0800, Kerry Hoath wrote:
> It appears that something is opening files on your system and not closing them.
> file-max referrs to the number of files the kernel has open...
> you are running out of file handles. Something is eating them;
> 8192 is a lot of files to have open. My systems
> stay up for weeks without seeing this error.
> Regards, Kerry.
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 09:42:04PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I was wondering if someone could explain this to me, and tell me if there is a way to get around it in the future.
> > When my system is up for about 3 days straight without rebotting, I get the following when trying to run lynx. Although my example of this behavior is with lynx, I get similar errors with other programs.
> > lynx: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: cannot load shared object file: Error 23
> > When I run mutt for example and try to delete a message, it tells me that the mailbox is read only.
> > In my kernel logs, I get the following.
> > Feb 13 21:16:13 linserver kernel: VFS: file-max limit 8192 reached
> > The only way to solve all of the above and get things back to normal is to do a reboot. Why is that. Is it because I'm still running on the ext2 fs? Is there any way to straighten things out without having to reboot every time things get messed up like this?
> > Thanks for any advise, help or comments in advance.
> > Greg
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