ovs-vswitchd service hangs with Error too many open files.

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Issue

  • ovs-vswitchd service hangs with Error too many open files.
    /var/log/messages is filled with

    ovs-vswitchd:ovs|XXX|netlink_socket|ERR|fcntl: Too many open files
    

ovs-vswitchd process reached to the max of nofiles.

Environment

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13
  • openvswitch

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