Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 513573
ulimit increase needed for startup
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:48:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Eclipse does not start from fresh install of Fedora 11. Please see detail and my fix at the forum: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=226971
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Does the OSGi bundle limit need to be increased with only Fedora-provided RPMs of plugins installed?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Does the OSGi bundle limit need to be increased with only Fedora-provided RPMs
> of plugins installed?
I didn't change the osgi limit at all
Okay, then I'm confused if this is a real bug or not :) Please provide a more accurate summary and steps for reproducing and we can investigate.
Have you read my forum post? I presume you got the osgi limit idea from the comment someone put on that. My hypothesis that the Fedora default limits.conf setting was too small for Eclipse appeared verified by the fact that Eclipse started when that limit was increased. I did a pretty standard install so was surprised when I got this issue so if you need more information about my setup please ask for more specific information. Is it possible you have a dependency on Eclipse that requires an increased limits.conf that for some reason is not included during the install?
I have never had to modify limits.conf to run Eclipse. Hence me asking if you had installed more plugins than those we ship in Fedora.
Sorry, that wasn't clear from your question, but now you've restated it I see that's what you were getting at. I did a clean install of Fedora so didn't inlude any non-Fedora-provided plugins. Eclipse was pretty much the first app I fired up so, as I say, I was surprised when it refused to start, especially considering the apparent issue with file handles in limits.conf made resolution more difficult as there was no log file present (presumably because that was one file handle too many!).
I just have a stock /etc/security/limits.conf and have never had issues with startup. Is there some other non-standard configuration setting that you may have?
(In reply to comment #7)
> I just have a stock /etc/security/limits.conf and have never had issues with
> startup. Is there some other non-standard configuration setting that you may
No. As I say, this was a clean Fedora install - nothing clever or non-standard. Eclipse was pretty much the first thing I started so I don't think any other app would have contributed to this and I didn't do any fiddling prior to trying to start it.
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