SUMMARY : Increasing file descriptor limit

Pankaj unix_user at
Mon Jun 23 13:42:24 EDT 2003

Thx to all those to who replied.. including 

Reggie Beavers , 
Quinn, Stan 
Preston, Mark 
Darren Dunham 
Rothwell, Giles (ELS)
Tseng, Robert C
Williams, Shawn 
Vandevegt, James Matthew (Jim) 
Blackshear, Lisa 
Justin Stringfellow

The suggestions  pointed to setting the following kernel parameters 

set rlim_fd_cur = 1024
set rlim_fd_max = 2048

And looking at the following docs.. 
Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual 816-0607 at
This is in the Solaris 2 FAQ.
3.46) How can I increase the number of file descriptors per process?

Thx for all your help.. Now that I know to change the required kernel parameters, I can do that and change the db_files parameter in Oracle to prevent the error in the alert_log.. 

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