Got this error on a webserver the other day:
"kernel: VFS: No free inodes - contact Linus"
It's a Linux box (obviously) with 256Mb RAM, with most of it's
data mounted over NFS off a 70Gb RAID array (Netapp Filer).
/proc/sys/kernel/file-max and /proc/sys/kernel/inode-max have
been set to 4096 and 8192 respectively, but I've heard that
they should be a lot higher for a machine being used as a
Anybody know what is usually known to cause this error?
[ Dave O'Flynn Tel: 7010967 ]
[ Telecom Internet Systems Group. ]
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