Re: Maximum number of processes in Linux

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 15:17:44 EST

> 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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