Sourcetree: Git Log Failed

I keep getting this failure message multiple times a day (for Mac, Version 1.8.1 ):

'git log' failed with code 128:'error: unable to open object pack directory: .git/objects/pack: Too many open files in system

fatal: faled to read object xxx: Too many open files in system

I have it set up so that my repo's don't automatically check for updates (I have over 30), and I try to only keep 4 or 5 repos open at any given time. Still I get this error. Help!?

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That error means there are too many open files in your entire OS, not just SourceTree. This includes files in use by browsers, Adobe Reader, office software, code editor, etc. Check out this answer from superuser.com:

http://superuser.com/questions/433746/is-there-a-fix-for-the-too-many-open-files-in-system-error-on-os-x-10-7-1

Running git gc solved it for me.

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