[ardour-users] too much open files??

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Aug 28 05:20:51 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 03:54 +0200, Ichthyostega wrote:
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> Hello all,
> I am just back from a recording session, which was, ahem ahem, not so nice.
> At some point, ardour 0.99.3 started spitting tons of error messages,
> and shortly after, it segfaulted every time I hit the record button.
> I could help myself by (temporarrily) removing some tracks and by
> dropping some of the playlists I had recorded this evening (I
> preserved a snapshot, of course).
> 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)?

ardour 0.99 does behave this way. ardour2.0 does not.

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