Kite Exceeds the 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 and 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 and IntelliJ:

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