Re: Setting open files for a process started by runit (using chpst)

From: Aaron Cline <>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 13:39:27 -0500

I'm still unsure with the -o flag didn't work for me, but I was able to set
a limit increase on the upstart init file that starts runsvdir. This seems
to be working as expected now.


On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Aaron Cline <> wrote:

> Hello:
> We have servers that use runit to manage our deployed processes (tomcat
> and logstash). We had some issues with having too many open files in our
> tomcat processes and so we're trying to increase the limit. I'm using the
> /proc/<PID>/limits file to check to make sure the limits are increased.
> We've tried increasing the limits in /etc/security/limits.conf, but that
> didn't seem to work for the runit processes. Then I found the chpst man
> page and started adding the -o option with a higher open files number
> there, but that also doesn't seem to increase the number for neither the
> tomcat or logstash process according to the proc filesystem.
> Is there some other gotcha I'm missing here?
> I'm using runit 2.1.2.
> Thanks for any help.
> Aaron
Received on Fri May 13 2016 - 18:39:27 UTC

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