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SubjectRe: Max # of processes?
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> I'm sure this has been asked before...
>
> What's the MAX # of processes that can be specified in tasks.h under
> NR_TASKS?
>
> 8192 doesn't seem to work (and promptly kills the HP Vectra that it's
> running on).

( 8192 descriptors - 1 for NULL - 7 for linux - 3 for APM if enabled ) / 2

Each task uses 2 descriptors: LDT and TSS.

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