I don't understand the best way to set
sysctl. In fact, I don't understand much of what is happening here other than the fact that I need to set the number of files that can be watched by a particular process.
I believe that I can see the max number of users by running this command:
My understanding is that some people suggest changing
/proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches by opening
/etc/sysctl.conf in an editor and adding this to it:
sudo sysctl -p to -- presumably -- process the changes made to the file.
Others suggest running commands like this:
sudo sysctl -w fs.inotify.max_user_instances=1024 sudo sysctl -w fs.inotify.max_user_watches=12288
I know that
-w stands for write, but what is being written and where? Is it just that this command changes
Which of the two approaches outlined above is best? I understand that 524288 and 12288 are different numbers, but I don't understand the difference between the effect of running