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Re: "descriptor table size" errors?

Tony Earnshaw wrote:
Hmmm ... perhaps a better site for Red Hat and Fedora people for OL 2.3 is:


Thanks everyone for the help.

I've installed the packages from the yum repository listed above, and migrated the directory, and everything seems to have survived the night.

Near as I can figure, the 2.2.x version from RH was stuffing its head in the sand when getting on the order of a couple thousand queries at once when various services would be restarted across all our RH servers all at the same time, thanks to cron.daily. The servers would then accept new connections, but never do anything (i.e., stall them out), which meant the clients had no obvious error to trigger a failover to another server, but they also never got any useful data.

In addition to upgrading to the 2.3 server and setting the file limit to 4096, we also staggered the timing of cron.daily on about half of our systems, just to be safe.


Gregory K. Ruiz-Ade
Sr. Systems Administrator
Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
Office: EBU3b 1216
Phone:  (858) 822-2625
E-mail: gkra@cs.ucsd.edu