Re: proc/sys/fs file-nr?

From: John Coppens (
Date: Sat Aug 17 2002 - 00:06:14 EST

On 16 Aug 2002 15:22:27 -0700
Samuel Flory <> wrote:

> Check inode-nr in addition to file-max. What is your ulimit set to. I
> think the default is 1024.
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) 8192
cpu time (seconds) unlimited
max user processes 2047
virtual memory (kbytes) unlimited

Ok. I suppose open files is the limit, but the problem appears much before that.
Anyway, I tried to change with ulimit -n 2048, but the gThumb still gives up.
(there are only 900 images in the directory, and the program gives up at maybe

The numbers in /proc/sys/fs/file-nr change with a rate of about 3 - 4 each
thumbnail that is opened.

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