too many open files

Ilan Berkner iberkner at
Tue Aug 31 01:17:07 MSD 2010

Our site is getting busy and we are now getting these errors:

2010/08/30 16:10:47 [alert] 4729#0: accept() failed (24: Too many open

I've already looked online in several places but am unclear about how to
more clearly diagnose the problem and correct.  Any help as always is
greatly appreciated.

Running: cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max

yields: 800669

Running ulimit

yields: unlimited

Top of Nginx configuration looks like this:

worker_processes  5;

events {
    worker_connections  4096;

I've looked here:

and here:

Running CentOS
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