Patched my application and the sky fell in


HI there…

I have a vanilla meteor application I have created. The only coding I have done in my application is to create my own package and write some unit tests for it. Everything was fine until I ran meteor upgrade --patch as I want to keep my development efforts inline with the latest meteor version.

Now when I start my app, I see this:

Downloading meteor-tool@1.4.1_3…

And then this:

Error: ENFILE: file table overflow, uv_cwd

Any ideas?


Its ok - turns out I had too many terminal windows open.

I was debugging my package with meteor test-packages on port 300 and running my meteor app on port 4000…

Guessing this is a no no :slight_smile:


When we updated our app to one of the recent releases (maybe 1.4.1?) we experienced a similar problem. I found this link:

And used the following commands listed in that issue to fix the problem (for OSX)

echo kern.maxfiles=65536 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
echo kern.maxfilesperproc=65536 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
sudo sysctl -w kern.maxfiles=65536
sudo sysctl -w kern.maxfilesperproc=65536
ulimit -n 65536 65536    
Add this to ~/.bash_profile

ulimit -n 65536 65536