socket: too many open file descriptors

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Wed Dec 3 23:08:46 UTC 2008

In message <03541aa5-b28c-4177-92eb-670dd96b3b04 at>, 
pollex writes:
> Hi Jinmei I have followed your advice and I have installed and
> compiled the Bind 9.3.6 with the following command:
> STD_CDEFINES="-ISC_SOCKET_FDSETSIZE=4096" ./configure --prefix=/usr/
> local/bind9.3.6 --enable-threads
> But now I have the following issue, I can't start bind with multi
> threading...
> I have in the init script the lines:
> OPTIONS="-u bind -n 8 -t /var/lib/named -c /etc/bind/named.conf"
> and in the start part:
> mount --bind /proc/ /var/lib/named/proc/ -o ro (This is needed because
> bin runs in jail)
> Any idea? (With the previous version this works ok)

	Log messages would be useful.

	What does the following report?
	"named -g -u bind -n 8 -t /var/lib/named -c /etc/bind/named.conf"

> Thanks for all
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