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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Michael Green <mishagreen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 17:11:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <17e909a40602020711s65977094x1fe132bcfd412605@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2/2/06, Steve Graegert <graegerts@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Wow, such a quick reply...

gene1:~ # vi nproc.c
gene1:~ # cc nproc.c -o nproc
gene1:~ # ./nproc
CHILD_MAX = 999

that means that a user cannot fork more than 999 processes?

Now suppose I run a fork bomb, the machine will die right away. Why?
Cannot modern dual cpu computer handle a little more than 999
processes?

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Warm regards,
Michael Green

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