[Digikam-devel] [Bug 124013] Digikam is overwhelmed by a large (60Gb) album

Joerg Kuehne joerg.kuehne at lycos.de
Mon Jun 23 20:42:27 BST 2008

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------- Additional Comments From joerg.kuehne lycos de  2008-06-23 21:42 -------
There is a limit of maximum number of open files per process. The bash command
ulimit -Hn displays the hard limit set by root and ulimit -Sn shows the soft limit adjustable by user but not larger than the hard limit. It seems that the default value is 1024 which is not enough for digikam album path with a large number of directories.
Typically the system settings for the hard limit and the default soft limit are made in /etc/security/limits.conf (PAM configuration file)
Add the following lines
*                hard    nofile          8192
*                soft    nofile          8192
to increase the limit to 8192.

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