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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: SocketException: Too many open files
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2005 23:52:56 GMT
On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 17:29:51 -0600, Stephen Charles Huey
<> wrote:
> I'm running some simple but fast-pounding test programs against our
> Tomcat server from a machine on the same network, and we've been tuning
> our database, etc, based on this.  But right now, I'm seeing a new one
> coming out of our Java code whenever we try to open a URL:
> Too many open files

If you're on Linux, use ulimit -a to see what the limits are, and
ulimit -n to change the value. However, only root is allowed to get
more than 1024 files (does somebody knows why ?).

Rémy Maucherat
Developer & Consultant
JBoss Group (Europe) SàRL

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