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I am consistently running out of inotify resources, leading to errors along the lines of:

# tail -f /some/files
tail: inotify resources exhausted
tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to polling

This eventually happens even if I grow the value of fs.inotify.max_user_watches. I suspect a locally installed Java application is consuming the resources, but I don't have the option of either fixing it or removing it.

Is there a way to set a limit on the number of inotify watches that can be consumed by a process?

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