Solaris File handles

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Dec 17 11:45:28 GMT 2002

At 11:35 17/12/2002, you wrote:
>don't know if this is of any use for the file handles, and how appropriate
>it is for newer versions of Solaris:
>but it gives a fair outline of how to increase system resource limits for
>file handles.

And if you get lost in all that, here's the important bit:

>You can reset the limits in the /etc/system file as follows:
>set rlim_fd_cur = 1024
>set rlim_fd_max = 8192
>If you put the above in the /etc/system file, users will have a default of
>1k open files and be able to set their own limit up to 8k.

I would advise values of something like
set rlim_fd_cur = 8192
set rlim_fd_max = 16384


Julian Field

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