I'm trying to increase the number open file handles on a server of mine and the usual places don't seem to be taking effect:
root@dev:~# sysctl -p |grep file fs.file-max = 200000 root@dev:~# grep nofile /etc/security/limits.conf * soft nofile 400000 * hard nofile 1000000 root@dev:~# ulimit -n 1024
I wish to increase the root user's file count to a much larger count that 1,024 (e.g. 200k or higher) but as you can see from the output, something is blocking me. I know I can use ulimit on the CLI but I want the setting to be persistent & apply automatically.
What other locations might be affecting the user's file limit? Am I missing a command to apply these settings permanently?
(Running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.4 LTS.)