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SubjectRe: processes> 2^15
Le Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 09:01:58PM +0100, Andries Brouwer a écrit:
> > after reaching process count something around 30568, processes start
> > getting pid from start, which ever is the first free entry slot in process
> > table. that means we can't have simultaneously more than roughly 2^15
> > processes?
> > am i correct?
>
> Yes.
> (If that displeases you I can give you the trivial patch.
> However, you really need some awesome machine before it
> becomes reasonable to run that many processes.)

In the fact, the first limit to be reached will be NR_TASKS defined in
linux/tasks.h:
#define NR_TASKS 512 /* On x86 Max 4092, or 4090 w/APM configured. */

So I wonder if we could really have more than 4092 process under x86 ?

Arnaud.
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