Setting System Variable rlim_fd_cur to a High Value (MAXINT=2147483647) or "unlimited" Will Badly Impact Boot Time (Doc ID 1552923.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.1 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Symptoms

Using the following unsupported settings in /etc/system on a Solaris 10 x86 system will result in a boot times of more that one hour.

 

Cause

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