Re: Maximum number of processes in Linux

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 14:14:20 EST

Ar Maw, 2006-08-15 am 22:59 +0500, ysgrifennodd Irfan Habib:
> What is the maximum number of process which can run simultaneously in
> linux? I need to create an application which requires 40,000 threads.
> I was testing with far fewer numbers than that, I was getting
> exceptions in pthread_create

On the usual default configuration far less. If you have lots of memory
and adjust the pid limits you can create 40,000 threads. Its not a very
good idea unless you are working on a system with several thousand
processors and usually means your program design is wrong, but you can
do it.

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