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Date:      Thu, 04 Feb 1999 15:27:52 +0000
From:      Karl Pielorz <kpielorz@tdx.co.uk>
To:        jwenger@ac-ent.com
Cc:        FreeBSD-ISP <freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Error Messages
Message-ID:  <36B9BC78.DD04A3B1@tdx.co.uk>
References:  <000101be5040$69fcd960$4500a8c0@slopoke.scum.com>

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Jack Wenger wrote:
> 
> I got the following in my "security" output email today:
> 
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 last message repeated 3 times
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 /kernel: file: table is full
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 syslogd: /var/run/utmp: Too many open files in system
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 last message repeated 3 times
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 /kernel: file: table is full
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 syslogd: /var/run/utmp: Too many open files in system
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 last message repeated 3 times
> Feb  3 15:53:58 br01 /kernel: file: table is full
> Feb  3 15:54:21 br01 last message repeated 221 times

> I don't see anything bizarre other than the table is full message.

You've run out of file handles (as opposed to space on the disk)... Edit your
kernel config, and increase the 'maxusers' setting in the kernel, rebuild it /
install the new kernel and you should be fine...

As a typical guide, with 2.2.X double the number of maxusers (up to AFAIK a
maximum of 256)

-Kp

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