Subject: Re: increase default for number of files descriptors per process (was Re: Speeding up "pstat -T")
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2003 19:36:13
>> (2) i have plans to eliminate the hard limit entirely (at least after
>> an exec), so raising MAXSSIZ depending on memory detected at boot may
>> also become a moot point.
>Don't we want the hard limits for machines with potentially hostile
yes, but by removing the compile-time limit, we can tune at run-time
allow me to rephrase:
(2) i have plans to eliminate the hard limit based on MAXSSIZ entirely
(at least after an exec), so adjusting MAXSSIZ at boot time, depending
on memory detected, may also become a moot point. chances are that if
you need all 32 megs, you probably need more than that.
this is not to say that there would not be a limit to the hard limit;
only that it would not be set at kernel compile time.
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