Re: Hardware limits on numbers of threads?

From: Dan Kegel (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 11:30:10 EST

Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> > says:
> >
> >>Hardware restrictions put hard limits on the number of
> >>threads the kernel can support for each process. ...
> >
> > Is this true? Where does the limit come from?
> This was and is true with the kernel before 2.5.3<mumble> when Ingo
> introduced TLS support since the thread specific data had to be
> addressed via LDT entries and the LDT holds at most 8192 entries. The
> GDT based solution now implemented in the kernel has no such limitation
> and the number of threads you can create with the new thread library is
> only limited by system resources.

Thanks. I've updated

- Dan
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