Running Mojave 10.14.3 I notice there are currently more files open than the maxfiles allowed. How is this possible? In this case I do not have any symptoms or error messages, but in the past I have seen an error message about too many open files, and that time when I checked, lsof was exactly 10000.
Side node: Is there any harm in increasing maxfiles?
$ sysctl kern.maxfiles kern.maxfiles: 10000 $ lsof | wc 13242 124035 1982117