Subject: Re: #define CHILD_MAX 80 considered dangerous
To: matthew green <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/27/2000 20:53:20
matthew green wrote:

> [ CHILD_MAX is rediculously low ]
> 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 :-)

I ran into this when I converted my home server from an Ultrix box to
a NetBSD box and thought the same thing.  At least for a personal box,
something like NPROC/2 might be more reasonable (which is pretty close
to 256 on my home box anyway) and then scales automatically if NPROC