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Is there a maximum of open files per process in Linux?

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http://serverfault.com – My question is pretty simple and is actually stated in the title. One of my applications throws errors regarding "too many open files" at me, even tho the limit for the user the application runs with is higher than the default of 1024 (lsof -u $USER reports 3000 open fds). Because I cannot imagine why this happens, I guess there might be a maximum per process. Any idea is very appreciated! Edit: Some values that might help... root@Debian-60-squeeze-64-minimal ~ # ulimit -n 100000 root@Debian-60-squeeze-64-minimal ~ # tail -n 4 /etc/security/limits.conf myapp soft nofile 100000 myapp ha (HowTos)