Subject: Re: increase default for number of files descriptors per process (was Re: Speeding up "pstat -T")
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2003 20:23:46
Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> (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
> more easily.
> allow me to rephrase:
Your rephrasing doesn't actually make it any easier for me to
understand what you intended...
> (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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