Kernel: VFS: File-Max Limit XXXXX Reached (Doc ID 1585387.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Linux x86-64

Goal

During system stress, applications cannot open files although the file permissions allow this. In the /var/log/messages logs are instances of:

kernel: VFS: file-max limit N reached

Solution

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