Getting the error, “too many open files”?
I had the same problem encountered.
This “Too many open files” errors happen when a process needs to open more files than it is allowed by the operating system. This number is controlled by the maximum number of file descriptors the process has. For this, I have a possible solution.
1.Create a file at /Library/LaunchDaemons/limit.maxfiles.plist and paste the following in (feel free to change the two numbers (which are the soft and hard limits, respectively):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>limit.maxfiles</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>launchctl</string> <string>limit</string> <string>maxfiles</string> <string>64000</string> <string>524288</string> </array> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true/> <key>ServiceIPC</key> <false/> </dict> </plist>
2. Change the owner of your new file:
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/limit.maxfiles.plist
3. Load these new settings:
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/limit.maxfiles.plist
4. Finally, check that the limits are correct:
launchctl limit maxfiles