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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: "too many open files" IOException
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 13:57:22 GMT
FWIW, I got a similar issue with JDK 1.4.2 on Linux RH 7.2 when running a
Java program using the classes/ directory in the classpath. Problem went
away when I switch to using the .jar instead (which I don't usually do in
the development environment to save time). Never seen the problem on
Windows. ulimit was set to 1000 at the time. My program could be leaking
file handles, but the symptoms seem to point to file handles leaking in this
JDK too (or is it???). --DD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 2:53 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: "too many open files" IOException
> On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Dan Guerrero <> wrote:
> > I get a " Too many open files" during an ant
> > build.  How can I eliminate this error?
> Hard to say without knowing what is causing the problem.  Is it always
> the same task that is causing it?  Is it a specific sequence of tasks?
> Maybe you are simply running a task that really needs more resources
> than your current user is allowed to use, then there is nothing you
> can do other than increase the amout of files the user may open (or
> make your admin increase it).
> On the other hand, you may have found a resource leak in Ant (a task
> that's not closing files after it is done with them).
> Stefan

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