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    SubjectRe: PID Wrap <strangeness>
    On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Mathijs Mohlmann wrote:

    >Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 14:37:46 +0100
    >From: Mathijs Mohlmann <mathijs@knoware.nl>
    >To: root@chaos.analogic.com
    >Cc: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
    >Subject: Re: PID Wrap <strangeness>
    >
    >"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    >> A hard-coded number of 300 is an eye-opener.
    >
    >I'm starting to think, that 300 isn't even low enough. My redhat sysinit
    >scripts use so many pids, that my first daemon has pid 340. 600 would be
    >a saner value on my system.

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to use a /proc/sys entry then?
    /proc/sys/kernel/low_pid

    At the end of boot time, at the end of the rc.local script could
    do:

    echo $(( $$ + 20 )) > /proc/sys/kernel/low_pid




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