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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 21:02:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <drtob6$3c7$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Steve Graegert wrote:

>> We are talking about concurrent processes only.
>> I cannot believe compiling the kernel requires ~700 processes running
>> in parallel.
>
> Indeed, it only needs a couple of threads, but not multiple processes,
> at least not simultaneously.

In kernel 2.4 a thread is a process. And if you compile the kernel with
'make -j bzImage', it's not about what make _needs_, but about how much
work it can load the box with.


/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich


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