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Bitbucket to many open files


I found in atlassian-bitbucket.log messages : "to many open files...."

In what file in application should i add "ulimit -v unlimited" ?

I read this article but didnt undestand about bitbucket

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It might be worth checking to ensure you are not impacted by this bug:

If you are not running on a version of Bitbucket that contains a fix it is worth upgrading.

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edwin Community Leader Jun 14, 2018

Hi @Михаил Малиновкин,

This can be set in multiple ways - in


or running the command itself in the prompt, but this option might not be permanent.

Hi? thanks for your answer. 

Can i add this parameter (ulimit -v unlimited) maybe in this files of application:


edwin Community Leader Jun 14, 2018

Not entirely sure since it is setting the value for the service that's running Bitbucket. And it is looking to read it from the environment. 

bitbucket           soft    nofile          unlimited
bitbucket           hard    nofile          unlimited

Thanks a lot. I will try this parameters.

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Tahir Bhat Atlassian Team Jun 29, 2020

Add these lines to your /etc/security.limits.conf

atlbitbucket soft nofile 4096
atlbitbucket hard nofile 4096

You need to go to /(home directoy)/atlassian-bitbucket-5.16.0/bin/ and edit the "" file. 


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