Failed to init inotify - Too many open files

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Following error messages are seen in /var/log/messages (In this case from Samba, but other services produce the same message)
smbd[17895]: [2009/11/23 13:58:22,  0] smbd/notify_inotify.c:inotify_setup(293) 
smbd[17895]:   Failed to init inotify - Too many open files 

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • 300 concurent users accessing the Samba share.

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