Recommended System Limits for Macintosh and Linux
If you use a UNIX® system (Linux® or Macintosh), it is recommended that you adjust your operating system limits. Check
and set limits with the
depending on your installation. Note that these commands might require root
Maximum number of user processes
Maximum number of open file descriptors
For example, these commands set the maximum number of user processes.
ulimit -u 23741 limit maxproc 23741
Changing a limit inside a shell affects only that shell and any subsequent MATLAB® sessions you start there. To make this setting persistent system-wide, you must modify the relevant file.
Linux – Modify the
Macintosh – Modify
plistfiles, such as
For assistance, check with your system administrator.
For more information on
limits.conf, see their man pages.
Without these settings, large parallel pools can error, hang, or lose workers during creation. These problems occur when MATLAB attempts to create more user processes or file handles than your operating system allows.
If you use a cluster of machines, you must set the maximum number of user processes for each machine.