Thursday, April 22, 2010

Increase limit on RLIMIT_NOFILE or other resources

Use setrlimit() to change the soft limit. But there is a hard limit which the setrlimit can not increase beyond.

In order to change the hard limit, you need to change the setting in following file

The syntax of the lines is as follows:

[domain] [type] [item] [value]

Use man limits.conf to see detailed explanation.

You can use command 'lsof -p [pid]' to see files opened by process pid.

Install Gnome On centos machine

Citing from

yum --exclude=nautilus-sendto groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"