Increasing Inotify Watches Limit#
After upgrading to PyCharm 2017.2 the notice came that inotify value was too low and the IDE would fallback to recursive directory scanning. For now the following commands increase the inotify limit to 512k of files.
$ cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/idea.conf fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288 EOF $ sudo sysctl -p --system ... * Applying /etc/sysctl.d/idea.conf ... fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288 ...
It is still interesting why PhpStorm wasn’t complaining while the Symfony projects are much larger.