Comment 2 for bug 663090

It's a bug in that Ubuntu's wine can't run a number of Windows apps due to this. A few example apps:

Quicken 2010
Stronghold Legends
Visual C++

It's not a bug in wine, and not a bug in the app, that they need lots of file descriptors.
Making the user raise the limit himself just for the one app is inconvenient for them.

Now, one could magically endow wine with the ability to raise its own ulimit -n with some sort of wrapper,
and maybe that's what will happen, but in the end select() must die, or we'll keep bumping into
these problems.

But hey, if you say this isn't a good match for the bug tracker, I'll go file it in brainstorm as well.