Increase System Resource Limits
If you encounter the following error:
Caused by: java.io.IOException: Too many open files
at java.io.UnixFileSystem.createFileExclusively(Native Method)[:1.8.0
Please check and increase the limit for opened files.
If you encounter the error below, e.g. when running with many entities, please consider increasing the ulimit:
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread
On the VM running Apache Brooklyn, it is recommended that nproc and nofile are reasonably high (e.g. 16384 or higher; a value of 1024 is often the default).
For Centos 7
To check the current limits, you will need to know the PID for the brooklyn process. You can find
this by running
systemctl status brooklyn and checking the
Main PID line.
To see the current limits, run
cat /proc/<brooklyn PID>/limits replacing
To override the default limits, you will need to create a
limits.conf and populate it with the required
values as follows:
mkdir -p /etc/systemd/system/brooklyn.service.d
cat > /etc/systemd/system/brooklyn.service.d/limits.conf << EOF
You will then need to reload the systemctl daemon and restart brooklyn:
systemctl restart brooklyn
To check the new limits, you will need to obtain the new brooklyn PID by running
systemctl status brooklyn
cating the process limits as above
For Centos 6
Please check the limit for opened files
cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max and increase it.
You can increase the maximum limit of opened files by setting
and then running
sudo sysctl -p to apply the changes.
If you want to check the current limits run
ulimit -a. Alternatively, if Brooklyn is run as a
different user (e.g. with user name "brooklyn"), then instead run
ulimit -a -u brooklyn.
For RHEL (and CentOS) distributions, you can increase the limits by running
sudo vi /etc/security/limits.conf and adding (if it is "brooklyn" user running Apache Brooklyn):
brooklyn soft nproc 16384
brooklyn hard nproc 16384
brooklyn soft nofile 16384
brooklyn hard nofile 16384
Generally you do not have to reboot to apply ulimit values. They are set per session. So after you have the correct values, quit the ssh session and log back in.
For more details, see one of the many posts such as http://tuxgen.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/centosrhel-ulimit-and-maximum-number-of.html.