inotify watches limit

Kite watches directories in $HOME to be notified when python files change on disk. This allows us to provide the latest information & completions from your coding environment. 

However, for larger workspaces, Kite can exceed the default limits on inotify watches, which can result in a degraded experience.

To fix this, add an entry into sysctl to increase this limit:

    • sudo echo “fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288" > /etc/sysctl.d/30-kite.conf
    • sudo sysctl -p --system
    • Restart Kite

For your reference, here are similar instructions for VS Code & IntelliJ:

If you need further assistance, please email us at support@kite.com