Re: Too many open files problem

From: Daniel Chandran (
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 10:52:23 MST


In file, I had to set the RobotCnt variable to N in R**N,
because RobotCnt
is used to set the request rate per robot.

On a related note, PolyMix-1 and DataComm-1 workloads define a constant request
rate. But I see graphs of Req/Sec vs Mean Resp Time graphs with Req/Sec
constantly increasing. How were these graphs generated? When I run those
workloads I pretty much see almost a constant request rate.

Thanks for your patience in answering all my newbie questions.

Daniel Chandran.

Alex Rousskov <> on 12/01/99 12:06:17 PM

To: dchandra

Subject: Re: Too many open files problem

On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Daniel Chandran wrote:

> Whenever I use R**10 to increase the numer of robots with polymix1 or
> datacomm1, I am
> getting a lots of "Too many open files" error messages from
> There is only one IP defined for rbt_ips.

Well, perhaps the request rate those 10 robots generate is too high for
your configuration? As a rule of thumb, the close-to-minimum number of
FDs required for PolyMix-2 can be computed as
     open_conn_lmt * mean_response_time * total_req_rate
     total_req_rate = number_of_robots * req_rate_per_robot

Make sure that you are not multiplying the desired total request rate by
10 in your configurations!

For DataComm and PolyMix-1, there is no open_conn_lmt; set it to 1 in
the formula above.


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