Configure ulimit for HBase using the Command Line
Follow these command-line instructions to configure ulimit on systems that do not use Cloudera Manager.
To change the maximum number of open files for a user, use the
ulimit -ncommand while logged in as that user.
To set the maximum number of processes a user can start, use the
ulimit -ucommand. You can also use the
ulimitcommand to set many other limits. For more information, see the online documentation for your operating system, or the output of the
- To make the changes persistent, add the command to the user's Bash initialization file (typically ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc ). Alternatively, you can configure the settings in the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) configuration files if your operating system uses PAM and includes the pam_limits.so shared library.