[Dovecot] failed: Too many open files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Mar 26 23:19:29 EET 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 11:15 -0400, Tony Rutherford wrote:
> Run "lsof" or something similar to see what open filedescriptors there 
> are.  I ran into this same issue...and it had nothing to do with 
> Dovecot...Dovecot was just unlucky enough to be requesting to open a 
> file when the limit was already reached.

The error message for that situation is actually different:

Too many open files in system


Too many open files

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