Elasticsearch is giving me "Too many open files" errors on my macbook
running OSX 10.8.3 and I can not figure out how to configure Elasticsearch
to use more files.
I've found several web pages showing how to increase the open files limit
on OSX and followed those directions, but Elasticsearch doesn't see the
I used sysctl (edited /etc/sysctl.conf) to increase the file limits.
I used launchctl (edited /etc/launchd.conf) to increase the file limits.
When I run the "ulimit -a" command it says "open files (-n) 400000".
When I run the "kern.maxfilesperproc" command it says
When I run the "kern.maxfiles" command it says "kern.maxfiles: 400000".
I run the "ulimit -S -n 120000" command in the bash script I use to start
Whatever I do, Elasticsearch always reports (using
-Des.max-open-files=true): "max_open_files "
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