Subject: Re: default maximum number of open file descriptors too small?
To: matthew green <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 :-)