Subject: Re: stuck with filled vnode table
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/02/1999 22:38:16 (Christos Zoulas) writes:
> Exactly. And make(1) runs effectively unlimit descriptors when it starts
> up. This is so that when it forks jobs in parallel, it can multiplex the
> i/o channels of each job.

i would think that:

* the number of file descriptors needed by a parallel make could be
guessed with some reasonable degree or accuracy, and

* it's not nearly enough to justify unlimiting fd usage....

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.