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RE: too many open files (IDLE socket types) (ITS#3011)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of jmcclure@lucent.com

> Full_Name: James McClure
> Version: 2.1.21
> OS: Solaris 9
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Environment is:
> Sun Netra 20 (t4), Solaris 9, OpenLDAP 2.1.21, BDB Berkely 4.1.25
> My particular LDAP server deployment contains about 500K
> entries, and typically
> services a dozen or so clients (both application/daemon and
> user types).  After
> approx. a week, slapd hangs reporting the following error
> message: "Mar  9
> 04:20:36 mtlecm01 slapd[10366]: [ID 285381 local4.debug]
> daemon: accept(7)
> failed errno=24 (Too many open files)".

You probably need to set an idletimeout. See the slapd.conf(5) manpage. This
does not sound like a bug in OpenLDAP; this ITS will be closed.

If you have any other problems, upgrade to a current release before
proceeding further. 2.1.27 or 2.2.6 would be good choices.

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