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SubjectRe: "too many open files" 2.1.125
Matthew Hawkins wrote:

> E: Can't open package file /var/state/apt/lists/ftp.monash.edu.au_pub_linux_distributions_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages. - ifstream::ifstream (24 Too many open files)
>
> dentry-state: 0 20 45 0 0 0
> dquot-max: 0
> dquot-nr: 0 0
> file-max: 4096
> file-nr: 804 115 4096
> inode-max: 8192
> inode-nr: 4110 10
> inode-state: 4110 10 1 0 0 0 0
> super-max: 256
> super-nr: 5
>
> This information seems to tell me I have over 3000 file descriptors free,
> and only half the inode pool is full.
> You'll note inode-max there is 8192 - I raised it about four hours ago from
> the default of 4096 since I really _did_ run out then (you'll note
> inode-state shows 4110 - that was the value when it ran out the first
> time).

Hi Matthew,

The "too many files open" error appears to be spurious -- you have plenty of inodes and plenty of files available.

What filesystem was the package file on? It looks as though an error code may have been misinterpreted.

Regards,
Bill





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