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Old 08-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
rajesh13.kumar
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I am using Liunx for first time.I have a doubt.How many processes could Linux support at a time?
 
Old 08-07-2012, 04:14 AM   #2
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Many many processes. Some thousands I think.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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Hi,

AFAICR, pid_t is a signed 32 bit integer, so I guess the upper limit would have to be 2^31=2147483648

I'm happy to be corrected though.

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #4
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Very good title Please use a title that covers the question

Maybe of help: http://kavassalis.com/2011/03/linux-...esses-threads/ (google is your friend)
 
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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Hi Rajesh,

rather than process, linux is basically multiUser and multitasking operating system. so with this property it supports n number of process and threads. Each user has 1 shell process or more than one shell process..
 
Old 08-13-2012, 05:35 AM   #6
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please use a descriptive title " help me"
is well of no use

as to processes ?
that all depends

is the distro protected from "the fork bomb" ?
most are .
 
  


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