Error - too many open files

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mpj88
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Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:20 pm

Error - too many open files

Post by mpj88 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:27 pm

Hi,

I've run into an error recently which is causing some of my torrents to stop:
unable to save resume file too many open files

I've tried to research this and come across some old threads but haven't been able to solve it.

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{
    "alt-speed-down": 50,
    "alt-speed-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-begin": 540,
    "alt-speed-time-day": 127,
    "alt-speed-time-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-end": 1020,
    "alt-speed-up": 50,
    "bind-address-ipv4": "0.0.0.0",
    "bind-address-ipv6": "::",
    "blocklist-enabled": false,
    "blocklist-url": "http://www.example.com/blocklist",
    "cache-size-mb": 4,
    "dht-enabled": true,
    "download-dir": "/volume1/HD_Films",
    "download-queue-enabled": true,
    "download-queue-size": 5,
    "encryption": 1,
    "idle-seeding-limit": 30,
    "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": false,
    "incomplete-dir": "/usr/local/transmission/var/Downloads",
    "incomplete-dir-enabled": false,
    "lpd-enabled": false,
    "message-level": 2,
    "peer-congestion-algorithm": "",
    "peer-id-ttl-hours": 6,
    "peer-limit-global": 800,
    "peer-limit-per-torrent": 200,
    "peer-port": 51412,
    "peer-port-random-high": 65535,
    "peer-port-random-low": 49152,
    "peer-port-random-on-start": false,
    "peer-socket-tos": "default",
    "pex-enabled": true,
    "pidfile": "/volume1/@appstore/transmission/var/transmission.pid",
    "port-forwarding-enabled": true,
    "preallocation": 1,
    "prefetch-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-minutes": 30,
    "ratio-limit": 2,
    "ratio-limit-enabled": false,
    "rename-partial-files": true,
    "rpc-authentication-required": true,
    "rpc-bind-address": "0.0.0.0",
    "rpc-enabled": true,
    "rpc-host-whitelist": "",
    "rpc-host-whitelist-enabled": true,
    "rpc-password": "",
    "rpc-port": 9091,
    "rpc-url": "/transmission/",
    "rpc-username": "admin",
    "rpc-whitelist": "127.0.0.1",
    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
    "scrape-paused-torrents-enabled": true,
    "script-torrent-done-enabled": false,
    "script-torrent-done-filename": "",
    "seed-queue-enabled": false,
    "seed-queue-size": 10,
    "speed-limit-down": 7000,
    "speed-limit-down-enabled": true,
    "speed-limit-up": 200,
    "speed-limit-up-enabled": true,
    "start-added-torrents": true,
    "trash-original-torrent-files": false,
    "umask": 2,
    "upload-slots-per-torrent": 14,
    "utp-enabled": true,
    "watch-dir-enabled": false
} 
Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

killemov
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Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Re: Error - too many open files

Post by killemov » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:39 am

This is not something you can change with the Transmission settings. This usually points to some environment setting in the operating system. In this case it smells like too many open socket connections.

mpj88
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Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:20 pm

Re: Error - too many open files

Post by mpj88 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:02 pm

Thanks for your response.

I'm using a Synology DS414 NAS. You may be correct as sometimes I cant even login to the Transmission client with a similar error. Any idea of which settings i would need to change?

I'm not sure if im having the same problem as here:
https://trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/5161

psychedelia
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Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:51 am

Re: Error - too many open files

Post by psychedelia » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:59 am

mpj88, did you ever solve this? I have the same Synology as you, and experience this problem. I have tried both transmission installed with web and via command line, but the same problem occurs.

Anyone with an actual working solution?

Stian

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