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From Mike <m...@ironmikie.nl>
Subject [users@httpd] Too many open files: couldn't spawn child process
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 11:17:38 GMT
Hi,                                                                                       
                                         
                                                                                         
                                          
I constantly get Too many open files: couldn't spawn child process: in my apache error_logs.
It's a pretty heavily used webserver. A
re there any kind of workarrounds for it?                                                
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
The OS is Suse :(                                                                        
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
Here is some output of some commands:                                                    
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
cat /proc/sys/fs/file-nr                                                                 
                                          
2059    327     65535                                                                    
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max                                                                
                                          
65535                                                                                    
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
ulimit -a                                                                                
                                          
core file size (blocks)     0                                                            
                                          
data seg size (kbytes)      unlimited                                                    
                                          
file size (blocks)          unlimited                                                    
                                          
max locked memory (kbytes)  unlimited                                                    
                                          
max memory size (kbytes)    unlimited                                                    
                                          
open files                  1024                                                         
                                          
pipe size (512 bytes)       8                                                            
                                          
stack size (kbytes)         unlimited                                                    
                                          
cpu time (seconds)          unlimited                                                    
                                          
max user processes          4086                                                         
                                          
virtual memory (kbytes)     unlimited                                                    
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
sysctl -a                                                                                
                                          
fs.inode-state = 73166  41053   0       0       0       0       0                        
                                          
fs.inode-nr = 73166     41053                                                            
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
Some output of debugfs:                                                                  
                                          
Block size = 4096, fragment size = 4096                                                  
                                          
Inode size = 128                                                                         
                                          
2240224 inodes, 1974009 free                                                             
                                          
4480096 blocks, 311222 free, 224004 reserved, first block = 0                            
                                          
32768 blocks per group                                                                   
                                          
32768 fragments per group                                                                
                                          
16352 inodes per group                                                                   
                                          
137 groups (2 descriptors blocks)                                                        
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
If anyone has some good ideas, please let me know, because it's giving me bad headaches. 
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
thanks in advance,                                                                       
                                          
                                                                                         
                                          
mike 

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