[icecast] Icecast load tests - Too many open files

Chris Iceuse at kezako.net
Sun Mar 16 09:08:18 PST 2003



Hi Mike,
it works fine with ulimit. The server is now outputting 80MBps of stream 
(serving 2700 clients)

Chris

Michael Smith wrote:

>On Thursday 13 March 2003 23:48, iceuse at kezako.net wrote:
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>>Hi all,
>>
>>'m trying to setup an icecast server.
>>It works, bu I want to test how many clients it can serve.
>>Server: Icecast2 on PIII 933Mkz, 512Mo RAM
>>Linux Debian 3.0
>>One source sent by darkice (can't make ices2 working)
>>
>>The problem is: "The server can't serve more than 1020 clients, because of
>>a file limit" [2003-03-13  14:18:50] WARN connection/_accept_connection
>>accept() failed with error 24: Too many open files
>>    
>>
>
>Look at the output of "ulimit -n" - that's the maximum number of per-process 
>file descriptors, it's 1024 by default on most linux systems. I don't recall 
>how to change that (except as root), I'm sure you can find some 
>documentation.
>
>I've tested icecast up to about 3000 clients on an old p2 machine of mine, and 
>it could probably go further without much trouble.
>
>Mike
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