Re: Sun OS & File Descriptors

From: James R Grinter <>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 14:16:58 +0000

On Fri 16 Aug, 1996, Heino Peters <> wrote:
>I have a large squid cache running on a SunOS 4.1.4 machine. Since SunOS
>will handle only 256 file descriptors per process, I got into trouble
>quickly. To make a long story short: I patched the kernel to handle 2048
>descriptors per process.

you can just install the dbe patches that come on the SunOS 4.1.4
CDROM... fixes up select() etc.

(select is probably still a bit inefficient and Squid can be a bit
'unfair' on higher fds).

-- jrg.
Received on Fri Aug 16 1996 - 06:19:00 MDT

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