I've just migrated a bunch of applications from Solaris 8, running on
individual machines, to Solaris 10 running in multiple zones on AMD 64
(x4200) hardware.  The current targets are running:

SunOS xxxxx 5.10 Generic_118855-15 i86pc i386 i86pc

In the Solaris 8 environment we had the following defined in /etc/system:

set rlim_fd_max=65536
set rlim_fd_cur=16384

IOW, the production Java processes use a lot of file descriptors.  On the
new AMD64 machines, ulimit -a shows:

time(seconds)        unlimited
file(blocks)         unlimited
data(kbytes)         unlimited
stack(kbytes)        10240
coredump(blocks)     unlimited
nofiles(descriptors) 1000
vmemory(kbytes)      unlimited

and the following program:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/resource.h>


struct rlimit rlimit;

if (getrlimit(RLIMIT_NOFILE, &rlimit) == -1)  {
        perror("getrlimit fails");

printf("File soft limit:  %d\n", rlimit.rlim_cur);
printf("File hard limit:  %d\n", rlimit.rlim_max);


when run, will indicate:

File soft limit:  1000
File hard limit:  1000

Where is this "1000" number defined?
How can I set the default max open file descriptors to something like 12k?
I can't make sense of the results I get on a box with:

SunOS xxx 5.10 Generic_118855-19 i86pc i386 i86pc

after trying various values in /etc/system, both for the global zone, and
in other non-global zones for:


Obviously I'm missing something obvious - but, believe me, I've put
considerable time in using google.com and docs.sun.com.  Perhaps I don't
know the "secret handshake"?

Any help appreciated.


Al Hopper  Logical Approach Inc, Plano, TX.  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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