0

we verify the file max as

[root@linux02 ~]# cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max
500000

but when we run lsof we get

[root@linux02 ~]# lsof | wc -l
lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfsd-fuse file system /run/user/42/gvfs
      Output information may be incomplete.
851635
[root@linux02 ~]#

how it can be that lsof | wc -l

show more open files then what is configured ?