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From Brian Pane <>
Subject Re: security check output (fwd)
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2002 19:23:37 GMT
Greg Ames wrote:

>Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>>Hmm, this "file table full" problem is worrisome.  I'm looking at it right
>>now, but I'm logged in from Paris at $10/hour and don't want to spend too
>>long on it.  I'm looking at it with "lsof -n" as well as looking through
>>/var/log/messages to determine what might be leaking fd's.  The only idea
>>I have right now is that it looks like each apache child has a separate fd
>>to each module in /usr/local/apache2_0_28, which adds up to a lot (30
>>modules, 450 child procs = 13,500?)
>ooops, I see what you mean about an fd per module per child.  That bites big
>time.  I'm very surprised to see them.
>httpd   97082 nobody  txt   VREG  13,131072    114273  684290
>httpd   97082 nobody  txt   VREG  13,131072     97082  684314
>httpd   97082 nobody  txt   VREG  13,131072     52172  684328
>httpd   97082 nobody  txt   VREG  13,131072     49046  684316

That looks normal to me.  Those mmap'ed libraries aren't associated
with file descriptors (per the "txt" instead of an fd number in the
4th column), so they don't count against the process's fd limit.


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