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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Emfile error
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:44:17 GMT
Sockets are files too. Each HTTP connection you make will require a
socket unless you reuse that the client and it has HTTP/1.1 support.
Each socket opened will remain open for a bit before the kernel closes
it which leads to sockets exhausting the serveres file descriptor
limit.


On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Dias, Cliff, VF-Group
<Cliff.Dias@vodafone.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to run a load test on a couch db instance. I am peforming an
> http post to insert the data to the DB, but I get an emfile error.
>
> I have read the FAQ and I understand that I have to increase the file
> descriptor limit.
>
> I would like to understand why I need to do this ? I am writing to a
> single database, so I would expect couch DB to recycle the connection.
>
> Here is the method I use to write. It is a simple method called 10000
> times.
>
>
> public void doAdd(Data data) throws HttpException, IOException
>        {
>                PostMethod method;
>
>                HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
>
>                String url = baseURL;
>
>                method = new PostMethod(url);
>
>
>
>
>                Gson gson = new
> GsonBuilder().setPrettyPrinting().create();
>
>
>                String jsonOutput = gson.toJson(data);
>
>                method.setRequestBody(jsonOutput);
>                method.setRequestHeader( "content-type",
> "application/json");
>
>                long t1 = System.currentTimeMillis();
>
>                client.executeMethod(method);
>
>                String response = method.getResponseBodyAsString();
>
>                long t2 = System.currentTimeMillis();
>
>                System.out.println("response = " + response);
>                System.out.println("Time = " + (t2-t1));
>
>
>                method.releaseConnection();
>
>        }
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Cliff
>

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