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Bug#615632: apache2: Ability to set ulimit limits (eg. open file limit)

On Sunday 27 February 2011, Tim Stoop wrote:
> I might be missing something, but I would really appreciate some
> way of overriding ulimit limits, preferably from
> /etc/default/apache2 or something. We running into open file limit
> problems and to fix those, I see no other solution than changing
> the initscript for apache and adding "ulimit -n 65535" right in
> front of the apache2ctl start command.
> Or is there some other way that I'm missing here? Thanks in
> advance!

The canonical place is /etc/apache2/envvars, which is sourced by 
apache2ctl. apache2ctl even executes the value of 
APACHE_ULIMIT_MAX_FILES if it is set. Try adding
APACHE_ULIMIT_MAX_FILES="ulimit -n 65535"

But this lacks documentation :-(

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