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bug#22814: 25.0.91; Emacs runs out of file descriptors on OS X


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#22814: 25.0.91; Emacs runs out of file descriptors on OS X
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:05:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Version: 25.1

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:34:50 +0100
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> You are using "global-auto-revert-mode: t". kqueue does not support a
>> directory monitor, therefore it starts a new file notification monitor
>> for every single file, indeed.
>> 
>> I believe it is questionable to run auto-revert-mode for so many files,
>> but that's your choice. In order to suppress kqueue running for
>> auto-revert-mode, you shall set auto-revert-use-notify to nil.
>> 
>> Maybe there are means in OS X to increase the number of file descriptors
>> for Emacs, don't know. I don't use OS X.
>> 
>> I will add a note to the Emacs manual.
>
> I suggest adding this to etc/PROBLEMS as well.

Done. Closing the bug.

Best regards, Michael.





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