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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 21:21:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <drtpeo$3hk$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Michael Green wrote:

> I cannot believe compiling the kernel requires ~700 processes running
> in parallel.

Compiling the kernel _requires_ just a single process, but if you build
the kernel to stress a machine, one way is to build it with 'make -j'

I've just compiled 2.4.32 with 'make -j bzImage' on a dual PIII 500MHz
machine with 1.5Gb RAM - the number of processes shown in 'top' crept
slowly towards 700, the highest number I saw was 767.


/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich


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