Since I have upgraded from .99pl7A to pl8 and 9 I am getting file table
overflows nearly every time I poll news & mail.
This did not happen when I was using pl7A and earlier.
I know that the file table is rather small, so it *could* be possible that
it gets really filled, but otherwise this did not happen with the same
mail- and news-soft and pl7A. Also the machine is not loaded at all when
it polls: uucico, uuxqt, rmail and rnews are the only processes running,
so I can't imagine they are using up all filetable entries.
So two questions arise:
1) Is there really a bug with the handling of the filetable in the kernel,
or am I just discovering Murphey's law?
2) Which is the right way to make the filetable larger?
Is it sufficient just to alter the value of NR_FILE in linux/fs.h
or do I have to make changes in other places too (i.e. NR_INODE)?.
Also, will there be problems with applications already compiled when
I change this value, or do I have to recompile much stuff?
Setup: .99pl9, libc-4.3.2, smail, inn-1.4, taylor-uucp-1.4
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