System limitation too many open files

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Problem Description

Some packages open many files at the same time during build time. The Gentoo default setting on 2024-02-09 is 1024.

user $ulimit -n

Tracking problematic packages

Reports about packages which exceeded the limit of max open files are tracked in bug #924186


  • As user one can increase the max number of open files
root #ulimit -n 4096