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SubjectRe: 32-bit pid_t / security


On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Brett Frankenberger wrote:
>
> > >
> > > S/390 folks run 70,000 sessions active within the same 60 second period off
> > > one big box. Not on Linux (yet ;)) but its worth bearing in mind.
> >
>
> Linux 2.2.17 only allows 255 processes at any one time. Is this a
> 'feature'. If so, there is no security to be gained by having 32-bit
> pids wrap at 32-bits. Note they already are 32 bits.
>

Hya,

Did you raise the max process ulimit ?,

the standard limit is: 256 processes

greets,

Michael

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