Re: VFS: file-max limit reached when running on a virtual machine

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On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 04:19:24AM +0000, Ed Swierk wrote:
> I'm getting the error "VFS: file-max limit 50905 reached" on kernels 2.6.14 and
> 2.6.15, running on a qemu virtual machine configured with 512 MB of memory.  The
> I understand that changes have been made recently to the way the kernel manages
> file descriptors in order to improve real-time performance.

The file descriptor changes were done to make lookup in the fd table
lock-free there by improving thread scalability.

> Is there some other way to make the kernel less sensitive to ill-behaved
> hardware timers, as it was pre-2.6.14, assuming that I am willing to sacrifice
> real-time performance?
> Any help would be appreciated.

Can you try this patch I posted a while ago -

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