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SubjectRe: 32-bit pid_t / security
On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Michael van den broek wrote:

>
>
> 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
>
To the best of my knowledge, I don't have ulimits turned on!
Script started on Wed Oct 4 13:01:30 2000
$ ulimit
unlimited
$ exit
Script done on Wed Oct 4 13:01:36 2000


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.


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