Any prolific bittorrent user is likely to sooner or later encounter a client crash† due to “too many open files”.
Java IOException: Too many open files.
Most operating systems place limits on the resources a single process can utilise. file descriptors are one such resource. Linux enforces these constrains based on the contents of the
/etc/security/limits.conf file. The man page contains details of the file syntax.
Below is an example line which will extend the resource limit for the
i2psvc - nofile 100000
Seeding more than 100000 files seems excessive to me anyway.
† Yeah okay maybe I should use a better client.