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SubjectRe: MAX_PID changes in 2.5.31
Ingo Molnar writes:
>
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > > nope. Only if they use the 16-bit PID stuff in SysV IPC semaphores
> > > and message queues.
> >
> > In other words, "yes, unless you happen not to use SysV IPC semaphores
> > or message queues in any of your binaries on your system".
>
> no, in other words: "yes, if you use SysV IPC semaphores/semaphores
> in any of your binaries in your system, which binaries were linked
> against glibc 2.1 or older, and if you have set
> /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max to a value higher than 32K."

Ah, OK. So if I leave /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max alone, nothing will
break. Will the default ever change, or do you plan on leaving it as
is?

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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