[Gllug] Sending lots of emails "crashes a server"

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Wed Jul 21 08:51:21 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 09:42, John Hearns wrote:

> > 
> > What do you have in /proc/sys/fs/file-max?  
> Good thought - I've been tripped up over that one on a mail server.
> IIRC though, there should be an entry in the logs saying that this
> has been reached.
Use the source, Luke...

Quick look reveals in fs/file_table.c
  printk(KERN_INFO "VFS: file-max limit %d reached\n",

What is the uptime of the server?
Keep an eye on  /proc/sys/fs/file-nr and the load average,
then submit a batch of emails. Don't send them to us, thanks!

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