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Indexing error – Too many open files


Repository is not indexing and errors in Jira logs point to “Too many open files”.


Jira admins will see a message similar to the one below in the Jira /application-logs/atlassian-jira.log:


2019-05-07 15:41:13,171 bigbrassband-gitplugin-RevisionIndexerImpl:thread - 0 ERROR      [c.b.j.g.s.indexer.revisions.RevisionIndexerImpl] Unable to index repository 'name' (repoId: 111)
org.eclipse.jgit.errors.TransportException: Failure updating tracking ref refs/...: Too many open files
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.executeImp(
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.execute(
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.Transport.fetch(
    at java.util.concurrent.Executors$
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
Caused by: Too many open files
    at Method)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.util.FS_POSIX.createNewFileAtomic(
    at org.eclipse.jgit.lib.BatchRefUpdate.execute(
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.executeImp(
    ... 13 more


See Atlassian help article about increasing the number of file handles available to Jira

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