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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 20:59:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <drto5v$3c7$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Michael Green wrote:

> On 2/2/06, Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Depends on the config. I have a 4-way IBM Netfinity with 2 Gb RAM -
>> this will do at least 700 processes whilst compiling the Linux
>> kernel.
>
> We are talking about concurrent processes only.

Of course.

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

Hmm, I'm not sure now, maybe it was compiling gcc. I know I saw the
number showing at least 750.

>> 999 processes seem like a lot for a 2-way machine - depending on what
>> those processes do. Does your machine really die right away?
>
> Yes it does, I'm sure yours will die too unless you have nproc cap
> either at the level of shell or PAM.

What does your processes do? I'm tempted to try this out just see what
happens.


/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich


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