Subject: Re: increase default for number of files descriptors per process (was Re: Speeding up "pstat -T")
To: None <,>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/05/2003 20:24:41
>> allow me to rephrase:
> Your rephrasing doesn't actually make it any easier for me to
> understand what you intended...

There are too many "hard limit"s floating around.  I think I understand
what atatat meant (check me?):  The "hard limit" that is putatively to
be "eliminate"d is not the RLIMIT_STACK rlim_max, but rather the cap
above which not even root is allowed to raise RLIMIT_STACK's rlim_max.

>> 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.

"That cap will still exist; it just will be set at boot time, not
kernel build time."  This actually prompts me to ask, will it be
modifiable without rebooting, such as with a sysctl?  (Obviously the
new value would apply only to execs that happen after the change,
unless you want to get fancy.)

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