File descriptor exhaustion by OpenSSO running on Solaris

(Doc ID 1144383.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle OpenSSO - Version 5.1 to 8.0 [Release 5.0 to 8.0]
Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.0 to 7.0 [Release 6.0 to 7.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 12-Mar-2013***

Solaris 10
8.0 Enterprise update 1 patch 1


Allowing OpenSSO, with data store notification enabled, to run, even without user logins, for an extended period of time on Sun Java System web server 7.0 update 3, leads to a situation in which users are not able to log in through OpenSSO.  When this behavior occurs, OpenSSO's web container's errors log records errors, such as the following:

[DATE:TIME] failure (PID): HTTP3069: Error accepting connection (PR_PROC_DESC_TABLE_FULL_ERROR: file descriptor table full)

Runs of the garbage collector for the web server's JVM do not reduce the build up of file descriptors.


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