Re: File desc num. on FreeBSD 2.1.6

From: Peter Childs <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 14:00:23 +1030 (CST)

In article <57kbfa$48s$> you wrote:

: Forget it... just figured it out!

: Took me two days, and when I have sent this message, and got back
: to my FBSD box to look around, found the solution (and reason why only
: 256 fdescs)!

 Bumping up sysctl variables...

  kern.maxfiles: 4096
  kern.maxfilesperproc: 2048

 and some shells (ie csh/tcsh) use "limit descriptors ...."

 FWIW I did a test on a 2.1.5-stable machine and a 3.0-current
 machine with a bit of code to open 2000 file descriptors at
 the same time.

 On the 2.1.5 system the process was using ~25 mb with all
 descriptors open, and the 3.0 system was using about 20...


 Peter Childs  ---
  Finger for public PGP key
         Drag me, drop me, treat me like an object!
Received on Thu Nov 28 1996 - 19:36:54 MST

This archive was generated by hypermail pre-2.1.9 : Tue Dec 09 2003 - 16:33:40 MST