Locating JIRA start up script(s)

We have JIRA running on Linux. Recently, we ran into an issue with Too Many Files Open. We realised that the amount of File Handles specified for JIRA was too low so we updated the file: /etc/security/limits.conf and added an entry in it to quadruple the standard file handles.

However, after a reboot of the server, this has not taken effect. We are therefore looking to edit the JIRA start up scripts to add the appropriate commands in there to increase the uLimit for the JIRA instance.

We are not able to determine, though, were this start up script(s) is. Could you point us to them?

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I think the script file you are searching is, {jira_install_dir}/bin/setenv.sh

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But how do you changed limits.conf ?

this should work on all systems:

* soft nofile 100000
* hard nofile 100000
root soft nofile 100000
root hard nofile 100000


Worked everytime for me.

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Thanks. Looks like we also needed to change the pam file: /etc/pam.d/common-session after making the changes to limits.conf for those changes to take effect.

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