3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2014 11:54 PM by 31276a56-4552-4689-8f83-7b75ac5958d5 RSS

    "Too many open files" - Mac OS X 10.7.5


      I'm getting errors about "Too many open files" when trying to use Berkeley DB on Mac OS X 10.7.5.


      The BerkeleyDB site mentions this, but it goes back to 2003 and refers to a file which doesn’t exist in OS X 10.7.5:


      I tried ulimit, but it doesn't seem to have any affect:

      $ sudo ulimit -n 1024 1024


      $ ulimit -a

      core file size          (blocks, -c) 0

      data seg size           (kbytes, -d) unlimited

      file size               (blocks, -f) unlimited

      max locked memory       (kbytes, -l) unlimited

      max memory size         (kbytes, -m) unlimited

      open files                      (-n) 256

      pipe size            (512 bytes, -p) 1

      stack size              (kbytes, -s) 8192

      cpu time               (seconds, -t) unlimited

      max user processes              (-u) 709

      virtual memory          (kbytes, -v) unlimited


      Any suggestions?