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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: [BUG] weird lockup
Date Fri, 14 Feb 1997 04:17:02 GMT
Rob Hartill wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Feb 1997, Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > Hmmm, is there an fd leak (or is this server near max fds for the
> > process) that ends up waiting for an fd to free?
> It's possible I could be getting close to the limit if there's
> a leak, but I don't think I'd get close otherwise.
> How much memory does an extra fd cost for OPEN_MAX ?. I was considering
> upping mine from 256 to 1024 so that I could hold lots of database
> files open for mod_perl code.

Not much cost. NPROC * OPEN_MAX * sizeof(int) should be the max cost in

Does fstat show you anything useful when the machine is weird?
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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