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SSH Error: Pipe(notify_pipe) Failed Too Many Open Files In System (Doc ID 2650853.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


Connection to ssh server was failed.

The following error logs can be found on the ssh server.
# cat secure
Mar 1 00:00:01 <HOSTNAME> sshd[<PID>]: error: pipe(notify_pipe) failed Too many open files in system <<< Highlight the error
Mar 1 00:00:01 <HOSTNAME> sshd[<PID>]: Received disconnect from <IP> port <PORT> disconnected by <USER>
Mar 1 00:00:01 <HOSTNAME> sshd[<PID>]: Disconnected from <IP> port <PORT>


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