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SubjectRe: Maximum number of processes in Linux
I have 1GB RAM and a p4 HT 3 GHz.

On 8/16/06, Arjan van de Ven <> wrote:
> > Shows a consistent 6140.
> >
> the default limit in proc scales with memory (to avoid really bad
> stuff), you can oversize it to 2^16 if you want.
> Going over 2^16 is not too good an idea (16 bit counters overflow),
> especially if you have hostile users (read: students) on the machine,
> since this is the kind of scenario you can trigger on purpose.
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