Subject: Re: default maximum number of open file descriptors too small?
To: matthew green <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/26/1995 20:47:54
matthew green writes:
>    I've noticed that by default, the maximum number of open file
>    descriptors per process (set in sys/syslimits.h) is only 64. Many
>    other operating systems set the default limit much higher -- at 256 in
>    SunOS, for instance (and even reportedly 1024 in Solaris). Should this
>    be changed? Its a bit of a hardship for big event driven programs and
>    similar things...
> actually, solaris has a default of 64 also.

Hmmm. Am I mistaken about SunOS as well?

> however, solaris isn't a mile stone of perfection...i agree with perry  :-)