View the number of file descriptors remaining

Before you begin

The performance monitoring (perfmon) metrics must be enabled or you must set LC_PERFM to debug.

About this task

The mbatchd daemon can log a large number of files in a short period when you submit a large number of jobs to LSF. You can view the remaining file descriptors at any time.


Applies to UNIX hosts only.


Run badmin perfmon view.

The free, used, and total amount of file descriptors display.

On AIX5, 64-bit hosts, if the file descriptor limit has never been changed, the maximum value displays: 9223372036854775797.