Note: this is an old post from my previous blog


In this post, I’m going to show you how to raise the limit on the number of open files in your system. I assume in this post that you are using CentOS operating system.

List the limits

Apparently, CentOS has a default of 4096 number of open files limit. For some applications, this is simply not enough and you may want to raise this number.
You can check what is the current limit with the ulimit command Continue reading