Subject: Re: can't fork but what's short?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Tobias Weingartner <weingart@austin.BrandonU.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1995 17:02:46
In message <>, "Simon J. Gerraty" writes:
> Ok, I finally got some time to have a look around and found that
> MAXUPROC is set via CHILD_MAX (defined in sys/syslimits.h)  but short
> of editing that file there seems no way to modify MAXUPROC.
> I figured I'd rather be able to configure it in my kernel config
> (if not on the fly...)  so a simple #ifndef in syslimits.h and:
> options		CHILD_MAX="(maxproc / 2)"	# sets MAXUPROC
> in my config and I'm now allowed 500+ processes.

Hmm, I don't know, 40 might be a little cramped, but I have never hit it
yet.  Even with X.  However, if I do a 'unlimit maxproc', I get to have
260 procs running all at once.  I doubt I'll ever hit that limit

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