[ardour-users] too much open files??

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Sun Aug 27 20:16:00 PDT 2006

On 8/27/06, Ichthyostega <prg at ichthyostega.de> wrote:

> Now, back at home on my desktop, I saw the message "too many files"
> at the console, and indeed, after issuing "ulimit -n 2048" I am
> able to open the snapshot. At the moment, I have about 700 wave
> files in my sounds-directory. Could it really be that ardour
> tries to open each and every take simultanousely? (or should I
> suspect some other cause of my problems)?

I am sorry to say that this is in fact how ardour 0.99.x operates.
Ardour 2 now uses a much better approach and this is no longer a
problem.  That said, you're solution is the correct one, and if you
need to go higher than your system allows, you can increase the hard
limits by editing some system configuration files (which I don't
remember offhand).

Hopefully within the next month a stable beta version of ardour2 will
be released....


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