Fork fails

Michael Still mikal at
Thu Sep 19 19:49:14 EST 2002

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Michael Still wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Sam Couter wrote:
> > I'm assuming you've checked 'ulimit -a'? The important limit is max user
> > processes. Set it using ulimit -u, when using bash at least. On my
> > system (Debian) it defaults to 256.
> Yeah, I did think about this. THe bit that made me not think that it is
> this is that there is only ever two process running at once, assuming that
> my code isn't remarkably bad (which is always an option).

I've checked this, and there aren't heaps of extra processes.
Interestingly, the entire box (at least for my user, I didn't think to
check others) refuses to spawn processes until I have killed the forking




Michael Still (mikal at     UTC +10 hours

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