SUMMARY: xnews [*not* XView!] needs more Files

From: Jochen Bern (
Date: Fri Mar 01 1996 - 07:26:42 CST

I wrote:

> Pretty simple Question (I hope): My OW Workspace gets rather full, and
> occasionally, my Console starts drowning in "xview: errno=24: Too many
> open Files" (from Memory). This is 4.1.3_U1B, OW 3.0, and /bin/csh as
> Shell. I'm rather sure that I'm hitting the csh Limit there (rather
> than a Kernel Limit), which is at 64 Descriptors. So, the Solution
> would be to have OW do (the Equivalent of) a "limit descriptors 128"
> - but what Startup File do I have to put this into?

First off, it wasn't XView but *xnews* issuing the Messages. Here's
one straight from the contool:

xnews: Warning: open: kbd: [errno=24, Too many open files]
                varying Part

Second, csh's "limit" *does* deal with Kernel *Limits* (more precisely,
the Softlimits). What I meant to say was that I didn't bust a Kernel

The Solution is to add an appropriate "limit descriptors 128" to the
.login . Since I didn't want to have the upped Limit propagate to the
Subshells, I have it set back to the default Value by .cshrc .

Thanks to Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>,
                                                                J. Bern

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