WebLogic Server Support Pattern: How To Troubleshoot Too Many Open Files Problems
(Doc ID 867492.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 6.1 and later
Oracle Commerce Platform - Version 11.1 to 11.1 [Release 11]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document discusses how to narrow down and resolve issues involving file descriptors, often reported in Java exceptions with the terms "too many open files."
The following two stack traces indicate the same issue and report the same message: Too many open files
The first exception is thrown when the error affects the underlying TCP protocol, while the second is thrown when the error affects an I/O operation.
Both are a consequence of a similar problem blocking the server, which the following investigative techniques address.
Please note that not all of the following items would need to be done. Some issues can be solved by only following a few of the items.
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