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Why is our deployment server/license master reporting "Error spawning thread...The paging file is too small for this operation to complete"?

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Hi,

I have deployment server and license master on the same machine. I am getting following frequent errors in splunkd.log file

ERROR HttpListener - Error spawning thread: HTTPDispatch: about to throw a ThreadException: _beginthreadex: The paging file is too small for this operation to complete.; 8000 threads active

Please provide some solution on the above error.

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Re: Why is our deployment server/license master reporting "Error spawning thread...The paging file is too small for this operation to complete"?

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SplunkTrust

It's saying you have too many open files / threads. It's a common big data issue. You need to set your ulimits higher or add more servers to handle the load. I assume you have a high number of forwarders... like 8000+???

http://askubuntu.com/questions/162229/how-do-i-increase-the-open-files-limit-for-a-non-root-user

Google ulimits and you'll figure out what to do to increase the number, but the above link is just one example.

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