Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Marc Slemko <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 19:48:33
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
> : And my problem with that is it is broken compared to every other operating
> : system out there.  Introducing needless incompatibilities doesn't make
> : sense.  You can't just suddenly say to vendors that have been using
> : SOMAXCONN all along "oh, sorry, your app is broken now."  Well, not
> : without a good reason anyway.
> And why would it be broken?  If a sysadmin sets the limit too high, he gets
> what he deserves.  An app using SOMAXCONN won't break - and will in fact
> gain the configurability of the new sysctl.

I thought Unix systems could run more than one app.  In most cases, if you
want to tune it for one app you want to tune it only for one app, and not
have the whole system start doing different things as a result.