Wine should warn when ulimit -n needs raising

Octavian Voicu octavian.voicu at
Sun May 9 15:43:21 CDT 2010

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:
> You can't print warnings from the server, they usually won't go where
> you want them to.

That's unfortunate. The only remaining place to do that is in
ntdll/FILE_CreateFile and check for status code

We can't differentiate between ENFILE (the global open file limit was
reached, given by fs.file-max sysctl) and EMFILE (RLIMIT_NOFILE was
reached), but that wouldn't be a problem since ENFILE should be rare
enough and there's also a KERN_INFO message to inform of that).

Also, would it be ok to call getrlimit from ntdll, wrapped in a
HAVE_SETRLIMIT ifdef (which is already used in libs/wine/loader.c)?


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