Subject: Re: default maximum number of open file descriptors too small?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/30/1995 08:30:33
der Mouse writes:
> I'd really hate to lose FD_SETSIZE bits of memory, plus malloc
> overhead, every time around the loop.  I'd much prefer to just bump the
> user-level FD_SETSIZE definition up to the maximum the kernel allows
> and rebuild the world.

I would just like to note that I'm not sure I like a "maximum the
kernel allows" except for purposes of keeping processes from going
runaway. Arbitrary limits are a Bad Thing, IMHO.