error 24: Too many open files

error 24: Too many open files

Post by Frank Fische » Wed, 24 May 2000 04:00:00



I get the following error message after upgrading from apache 1.3.6 to
1.3.12:

(24)Too many open file s: couldn't spawn child process:
/........../cgi-bin/formmail.pl

What the heck is going on???

Thanks,

Frank

 
 
 

error 24: Too many open files

Post by Joshua Sliv » Thu, 25 May 2000 04:00:00



> I get the following error message after upgrading from apache 1.3.6 to
> 1.3.12:
> (24)Too many open file s: couldn't spawn child process:
> /........../cgi-bin/formmail.pl
> What the heck is going on???

Just a guess: You have "Too many open files"?

Take a look at http://www.apache.org/docs/misc/descriptors.html

--
Joshua Slive

http://finance.commerce.ubc.ca/~slive/

 
 
 

1. error 24 [Too many open files]

We have been having a problem with a piece of software crashing every
five days or so. The crashes do seem to be related somewhat to the
amount of activity on this software.

What we are seeing in the logs is what seems to me to be a POSIX
error message "error 24 [Too many open files]". Yesterday, the
software crashed again, and I was able to run pfiles on the
offending process.

We have recently bumped the number of available file handles to 1023
per process as per the request of the vendor. In the pfiles output
It at first did look like the software had eaten up 1023 files handles,
however after looking at the file closer it turned out that there
were only 960 files opened.

There was a missing block between 192 and 255.

Question 1)
Is this normal Solaris behaviour?

Question 2)
Does anyone know where this error might be coming from?

Offending system:
SunOS xxxx 5.8 Generic_108528-22 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R Solaris

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