Solved - System Limit for Number of File Watchers Reached ReactJs

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06-11-2020


In this post i want to share one issue that i fetch. When i started working on my react js project on my ubuntu, then get a error like system limit for number of file watchers reached thenafter i run bellow command:I run npm start command then get a error system limit for number of file watchers reached.

Is anyone learning ReactJS experiencing an error: “ENOSPC: System limit for number of file watchers reached“? I just experienced it. But don’t worry because there is a solution.

This error occurs when running the “npm start” command. Causes of ENOSPC errors: System limit for number of file watchers reached because the number of files monitored by the system has reached its limit.

Solution 1


If you want to get error once you are trying to execute npm start, it’s because of your `max_user_watches` was reached the maximum number. Simply you can increase the `max_user_watches` by running this command :

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf

sudo sysctl -p

Now you can run npm start again.

npm start

Solution 2

The way is to modify the amount in the monitoring system file. Here’s how to modify max_user_watches on Ubuntu. (Ubuntu I use is Ubuntu version 18.04)

In this step you can open /etc/sysctl.conf file and make change max_use_watches value.

you can open /etc/sysctl.conf file through command then run bellow command:

nano /etc/sysctl.conf

open file thenafter add a line at the bottom:

fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288

Now Save file and Restart your PC.

Restart PC thenafter Check again whether it has been updated with the following command

sudo sysctl -p

Now you can run npm start again.

npm start

It will help you...


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