Re: Counting fds at startup

From: Dancer <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 18:51:57 +1000

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> 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.

I'm not actually all that confident of squid 1.1's ability to detect
this well, I'm afraid. I prefer to build from source, on the target,
which _usually_ gives the right depends much on how the box
was built.


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