Our teammate has run into issues with too many file descriptors being open at the same time in the code and issues with linux having a limit on how many files can be watched. Is there a way to exclude things such as directories being watched to mitigate this issue?
The exact error is:
OSError: inotify instance limit reached
This happened with a medium sized virtual environment containing numpy, pandas and pytorch. It runs into Linux’s setting fs.inotify.max_user_watches which limits the number of concurrent watches the OS can handle.
Great question! I believe the answer is setting:
[global] folderWatchBlacklist = ['*']
To quote from the
streamlit config show option:
# List of folders that should not be watched for changes. This impacts both "Run on Save" and @st.cache. # Relative paths will be taken as relative to the current working directory. # Example: ['/home/user1/env', 'relative/path/to/folder'] # Default:  folderWatchBlacklist = 
Please let us know if that works!
I’ve added the following content to
[server] folderWatchBlacklist = ["*"]
I still get the same error message.
Work-around: Increasing the limit and restarting - https://stackoverflow.com/a/47094674/562769