[Gluster-devel] Too many open files

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Thu Apr 5 00:11:58 UTC 2007

  I hope the system is still in the same state to dig some info out.
To verify that it is a file descriptor leak, can you please run this
test. On the server, run ps ax and get the PID of glusterfsd. then do
an ls -l on /proc/<pid>/fd/ and please mail the output of that. That
should give a precise idea of what is happening.
  If the system has been reset out of the state, please give us the
spec file you are using and the commands you ran (of some major jobs
like heavy rsync) so that we will try to reproduce the error in our


On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 01:12:33PM -0400, Brent A Nelson wrote:
> I put a 2-node GlusterFS mirror into use internally yesterday, as 
> GlusterFS was looking pretty solid, and I rsynced a whole bunch of stuff 
> to it.  Today, however, an ls on any of the three clients gives me:
> ls: /backup: Too many open files
> It looks like glusterfsd hit a limit.  Is this a bug (glusterfs/glusterfsd 
> forgetting to close files; essentially, a file descriptor leak), or do I 
> just need to increase the limit somewhere?
> Thanks,
> Brent
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