[rabbitmq-discuss] limits.conf not working...

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Wed Apr 18 14:23:45 BST 2012

On 18/04/12 10:56, Gonzalo Fernandez wrote:
> In another machine, same system different rabbit version (2.7.1 insteasd
> of 2.8.1) it worked perfectly.
> Simon said that the version could not be the problem.
> "No. RabbitMQ only ever *reports* on the FD limits it is seeing, it
> doesn't impose any more. And this code has not changed from 2.7.1 to 2.8.1"
> *
> *
> I can't scratch my head any longer...
> Has anyone had this problem before? Any thoughts?

There was a change between 2.7.1 and 2.8.0 that may have caused this. 
The startup scripts on debian-like systems now use 'start-stop-daemon' 
instead of 'su', which resolved the long outstanding problem of rabbit 
sometimes preventing the OS from shutting down. Needs investigating.


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