Subject: Re: increase default for number of files descriptors per process
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/05/2003 19:38:12
Thus spake Andrew Brown ("AB> ") sometime Today...

AB> (1) that sounds reasonable, but in practice, how many applications do
AB> you use that actually run up against the default soft limit of two
AB> megs?

Hm.  "cdrecord", regularly...
"mozilla" on occasion...
"gimp" from time to time...

There are quite a few apps which will chew up and spit out stack like
there's no tomorrow -- and they discover, once they hit that limit,
that they are quite correct in their assumptions.

"I didn't get where I am today without using NetBSD."