[rabbitmq-discuss] How to Increase Socket Descriptor Limit

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Fri Mar 7 11:44:31 GMT 2014

On 06/03/2014 5:41PM, Ron Cordell wrote:
> Sorry about that - I was thinking file descriptors
> (RABBITMQ_SERVER_ERL_ARGS=+Q 65536), not socket descriptors.

They are both the same thing and have the same limiting factor (on 
Windows, ERL_MAX_PORTS or +Q).

We report them separately so that you can see how many sockets you could 
open, for the number of files that are currently in use.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, Pivotal

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