What does 'maximum number of FD events ... received' mean?
named logs, I'm frequently seeing
maximum number of FD events (64) received - is this cause for concern?
maximum number of FD events means that when checking to see if any sockets are ready to be read from, there were more than 64 of them. As commented in the code, this isn't an error, but it is unexpectedly high. If the message is logged frequently and persists for a long period of time, then it may be that recompiling with a higher value of
ISC_SOCKET_MAXEVENTS will make this message disappear. But if there is another underlying problem that isn't diagnosed and addressed, you may still reach the maximum number of events, no matter how high the limit is set.
On larger machines that have high query rates, increasing this setting can be done when you build the
named binary by setting
ISC_SOCKET_MAXEVENTS when invoking
configure. For example:
Please also see: