[erlang-questions] Increase the handle limit

Joel Reymont <>
Fri Oct 21 17:30:43 CEST 2011


On Oct 21, 2011, at 4:23 PM, Peer Stritzinger wrote:

> Sorry no time for more experiments at the moment.
> 
> OTOH: sockets are also just file descriptors so no other limits apply
> for sockets, except you might run out of ephemeral port numbers.


I agree with you in theory. In practice, it doesn't work as you describe.

I know because I actually tried. 

I don't have Mac OSX 10.5.8 around but did use 10.6 and 10.7.

I reported my findings in response to the original poster and stand behind them.

The hard-coded limit is enforced even with kernel poll enabled.

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