In the last episode (Jun 28), Sam Taylor said:
> Greetings All --
> I sent this message to the list a couple of days ago... didn't
> receive any comments/feedback/suggestions...
> if no one knows the answer, can anyone throw me a lifeline and give
> me a suggestion as to how I can go about diagnosing the situation, or
> at least share some of your own experiences (is what I'm seeing
> normal for MySQL??)
open_files is simply the number of filehandles mysql has open. It'll
grow until it hits open_files_limit.
For more info, see http://www.mysql.com/doc/T/a/Table_cache.html