On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 07:59:20AM -0700, Randy Arabie wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Randy Arabie wrote:
> > > Right. Like this:
> > >
> > > mysql -u someuser -p -D somedatabase < ./data.sql
> > >
> > > No. I didn't raise the shell limits, I rose the kernel maxfiles and
> > > the mysqld process proc.pid.rlimit.descriptors.soft limit.
> > >
> > > I'll try the shell tonight.
> > Summary of Last Nights activities:
> > 1) Switched back to the GENERIC kernel.
> > 2) Edit /etc/sysctl.conf; added a line kern.maxfiles=5000
> > 3) Reboot
> > 4) Bump hard and soft proc.[mysqld_pid].rlimit.descriptors up to 2500.
> > 5) Bump hard and soft proc.[shell_pid].rlimit.descriptors up to 2500.
> > 6) Attempt to load the data, failure once again, same error message:
> > "ERROR 1017 at line 445: Can't find file: './geeklog/userinfo.frm' (errno:
> > 7) fstat | wc -l shows 203 open files (done immediately following step 6
> > 8) fstat | grep mysqld | wc -l shows mysqld only has 64 open files.
> > 9) The database only has 38 tables, and the datafile I'm trying to load is
> > 37 KB.
> > Someone suggested a few days ago that perhaps the error reported is not
> accurate. How would
> > I test that?
> > My 'gut' says this is probably an easily resolved configuration issue, but I'm
> stumped on
> > where to go next.
> Now I would try to ktrace both mysqld and the mysql loading the
> tables ...
You mention that, mysqld AND mysql. You will note above that when I checked mysqld with
there were only 64 files open. That, coincidentally, is the default
Does mysqld fork they mysql process, which may not be inheriting the limits set for
Can I add a line in /etc/sysctl.conf to allow all processes to have a greater default soft
Or could I recompile my kernel to change that? I looked in kernel config and didn't see
to change such things.