[arch-dev-public] Raise default inotify limits

Lukas Jirkovsky l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 07:23:05 UTC 2018

On Tue, 21 Aug 2018 at 08:16, Jan Alexander Steffens via
arch-dev-public <arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I would like to add a sysctl.d/10-arch.conf file to filesystem with the
> following content:
> # Raise inotify resource limits
> fs.inotify.max_user_instances = 1024
> fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288
> To fix https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/47830 and other issues; e.g. "flow",
> used for JS development, runs a cache daemon that silently malfunctions and
> uses old source file content when it cannot create any more watches.
> Any objections?
> Greetings,
> Jan

I'm all for increasing the limits. In fact, all my systems have the
limit increased to at least 65536, because the default isn't enough
for some apps (Intellij Idea and readymedia comes to mind)


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