Linux Groupwise WebAccess server repeatedly cores

  • 3129204
  • 02-Aug-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise WebAccess 7
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


WebAccess server repeatedly cores leaving core files under the file system root. The Groupwise agents may respond sluggishly. Sometimes the agents will unload themselves. In some situations the network connection may die (for new connections) and be unresponsive to pings.

In /var/log/messages you may see following error:
kernel: open files rlimit 1024 reached for uid 0 pid 12345

Users may also see 820a errors.

Additional Information

In some cases, rlimit errors and cores were still seen after making the above changes. Adding the following line:
ulimit -n 8192
near the top of the grpwise run script in /etc/init.d and /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin appeared to correct it.