Subject: Re: proc table is full
To: Joseph Sarkes <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/05/2001 17:50:04
	How many processes were running at the time?
	You can probably avoid this by changing the values of MAXUSERS in
	your kernel config, or running:

		sysctl -w kern.maxproc=2048

	Alternatively to double what you already have:

sh -c 'echo kern.maxproc=$((`sysctl -n kern.maxproc` * 2))| xargs sysctl -w'

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --

On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Joseph Sarkes wrote:

> I have started getting /netbsd proc table is full
> messages on occasion in the last week. I am running
> -current on an athlon system. The only thing happening
> at the time was a make fetch in pkgsrc to regenerate the
> symlinks from my distfile collection.
> The question is whether this is due to a change in the
> kernel defaults, some error in a makefile somewhere, or
> a bug in the kernel. My system is perhaps only a day behind
> the cvs tree.