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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Michael Green <mishagreen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 21:33:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <17e909a40602021133r4547206bj3dbce68394b5025e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.
I cannot believe compiling the kernel requires ~700 processes running
in parallel.

> 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.

Warm regards,
Michael Green

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