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Date:      Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:22:46 -0500
From:      Howard Goldstein <>
Subject:   Re: too many open files
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On 11/27/2011 22:07, Murray Taylor wrote:
> I have have the same issue on a 8.0-RELEASE box and found with
> fstat the tgam_server was holding 12511 open files ...
> A what purpose does this serve (google seems to indicate
> that it is to speed up file access....)

File alteration monitoring

> B howinhell can I clobber it so it releases the files OR
> (preferably) doesn't start doing this or anything...?

Create a gaminrc.  I stole the template from the first google hit on 
"gaminrc" and stuck it in /usr/local/etc/gamin/gaminrc

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