Gatsby - Error: ENOSPC: System limit for number of file watchers reached

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Gatsby started printing warning in console after I added new files to my project:

warn Error from chokidar (/home/john/Projects/shop-ui/node_modules/@material-ui/icons): Error: ENOSPC: System limit for number of file watchers reached, watch

I run my application with:

gatsby develop --host=

Do you know how to solve the problem?

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I have found solution.

I had set up to 65536 watchers per user.

The solution was to increase number of watchers and reload configuration with following command:

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

The command that returns current max number of watchers per user is:

cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches


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