Too many deleted open files in proxy_temp_path

renoirb nginx-forum at
Mon Apr 13 03:39:38 UTC 2020

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Hi all,

First time poster here, doing it on a lazy morning.

Have you tried to halt and start the service?

Linux filesystem doesn't release deleted files when the process still has
process and pointer references to them (i.e. most likely the reason for this
inquiry). Probably a bug.

Stop/start the service and all child threads could fix your filesystem

If you already have more than one Linux servers, each with  distinct IP
addresses, and your DNS with A record to each of them (à la round-robin),
with no HTTP client "stickyness" affinity to one node (e.g. cookie or way to
tell that one particular Browser must only go to node0). You won't create

Hope this helps. Stay safe.


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