Re: 2.6.28, rlimits, performance and debian etch

From: Florian Weimer
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 16:52:33 EST

* Peter Palfrader:

> Turns out that script is forking a lot and something in it or python or
> whereever closes all the file descriptors it doesn't want to pass on.
> That is, it starts at zero and goes up to ulimit -n/RLIMIT_NOFILE and
> closes them all with a few exceptions.
> Turns out that takes a long time when your limit -n is now 2^20 (1048576).


Can we make /proc more-or-less mandatory, so that the file descriptor
list can be retrieved explicitly?
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