From: bobb at domain redbrick.dcu.ie
Date: Fri 21 Jul 2000 - 03:01:16 IST
Brian Cullen hath declared on Monday the 17 day of July 2000 :-:
> I am getting too many processes on my linux box, around 225 users logged in.
> Does anyone know how to get around this? I have tried a few different
> shells, but to no avail. I am aware that I can look at individual process
> which is fine, but I want to be able to look at all. Secure mode fails also.
> Any ideas?
Are you actually getting error messages saying "Too many processes" ?
In 2.2 and pre kernals you can't change this at runtime
(Apparently there will be a sysctl in 2.4)
You can increase the number of processes at compile time.
Change the value of NR_TASKS in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/tasks.h
up to a max of 4092 (4090 with APM)
(Wow, 512 is the default...thats kinda low...)
I could be wrong about this, anyone know better ?
-- Robert "bobb" Crosbie. System Administrator, Internet Ireland.
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