on BSD and Mac requires one file descriptor for each file and directory
under watch. This poses a problem when watching a large code base since
the default limit imposed by some operating systems is not very high.
Use the following instructions to set a default that is more reasonable for your use case. For simplicity, we assume that a reboot after changing configuration.
staff:\ :openfiles-max=16384:\ :openfiles-cur=4096:\
Install a new property list file
$ cd /Library/LaunchDaemons $ sudo curl -sO http://eradman.com/entrproject/etc/limit.maxfiles.plist
Verify the content of this file using
$ sha1 limit.maxfiles.plist SHA1 (limit.maxfiles.plist) = 5c932adc5412d1da93ac68c930085d2b2e9c27df
The maximum number of inotify watches may be set by setting the
$ cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches
Make changes permanent by adding a file to
Prior to the
required one file descriptor for each file under watch. To raise this
* hard nofile 16384 * soft nofile 16384