Increase “Open Files Limit”
If you are getting error “Too many open files (24)” then your application/command/script is hitting max open file limit allowed by linux. You need to increase open file limit as below:
Paste following towards end:
* hard nofile 500000 * soft nofile 500000 root hard nofile 500000 root soft nofile 500000
500000 is fair number. I am not sure what is max limit but 999999 (Six-9) worked for me once as far as I remember.
Once you save file, you may need to logout and login again.
I read at many places that an extra step is neede for limit to change for daemon processes. I did not need following yet, but if above changes are not working for you, you may give this a try.
Add following line:
session required pam_limits.so
Set this higher than user-limit set above.
fs.file-max = 2097152
Above will increase “total” number of files that can remain open system-wide.
Verify New Limits
Use following command to see max limit of file descriptors:
if you are logged in as root:
Check limit for other user
www-data by linux username you wish to check limits for:
su - www-data -c 'ulimit -aHS' -s '/bin/bash'
Check limits of a running process:
Find process-id (PID):
ps aux | grep process-name
Suppose, XXX is PID, then run following commands to check limits: