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SubjectRe: File Descriptors & Linux 2.0
On 26 Jun 1996, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> >
> > It used to be that under 1.3.65 through about 1.3.78 you could go
> > up to 1024 fd's per process by chaning NR_OPEN, NR_FILE, FD_SETSIZE, and
> > a few other little things. That doesn't seem to work on 2.0.0.
> >
>
> "A few other little things" meaning recompiling libc and all your
> applications!

I did not have to recompile libc (although in retrospect, I
probably should have anyway). I only had to recompile those applications
that needed to select on more than 256 file descriptors (for the larger
FD_SETSIZE to take affect).

DS


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