'zpool import' returns 'Too many open files' when faced with 100's of devices (Doc ID 1665500.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 04, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 11/06 U3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 On systems with a large number of LUNs, zpool(1M) may fail with 'Too many open files', eg:

Note:  The library, libefi.so.1, and/or symbol, efi_alloc_and_read, may be different in each case.  The important part of the message is 'Too many open files'

Cause

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