Re: Counting fds at startup

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 02:11:36 +0200

Ian Redfern wrote:

> I run several Squids on various Linux boxes, some with kernel
> patches, some without. It would be help me greatly if I could
> use one binary for all of them, and mean I could use an
> off-the-shelf Squid from a distribution.

You should be able to run a Squid compiled for many filedescriptors on a
machine that don't. Squid asks the kernel for the filedescriptor limits
on startup and if this limit is smaller that the compiled limit then the
kernel limit are used.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Oct 02 1998 - 17:39:53 MDT

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