Subject: #define CHILD_MAX 80 considered dangerous
To: None <>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/27/2000 19:40:43
i can remember when we changed CHILD_MAX from 40 to 80 a while ago.. here
it is:

revision 1.12
date: 1995/10/05 05:26:19;  author: thorpej;  state: Exp;  lines: +2 -2
Double CHILD_MAX; 40 -> 80.  40 just doesn't make sense on modern systems.

at that time, i had CHILD_MAX set to 160 in a local patch.  i've noticed
one machines i don't have this local patch on that i use heavily, with
many screen(1) windows and X11, i can run into the 80 value quite a lot..

can we make this 256 perhaps?  login.conf can lower it for people who
want it, which is nice...but it find it annoying as-is :-)