Samba/Linux in general

Thomas Cameron archimage at
Tue Mar 13 18:55:01 GMT 2001

Sort of.  Once it hits 32,768 (or is it 32,767 - I can't remember), it
rolls over to 0 again and uses the next unused PID.


patrick grantham wrote:
> Is is true that there is a finite number process IDs that linux?  This cam
> up in a linux/samba questions.  Two sites where I deployed Linux with Samba
> as the NT Domain controller (a SOHO) have truely been trouble free.  The
> boxes had not been rebooted in 5 months with no problem.  A collegue tells
> me of a Maximum PID number?  Is there limit?  The solution is easily solved
> with a cron job to periodically reboot, but it sure sounded strange to me.
> Lasy I checked the PID had reached nearly 30,000, before rebooted the box.
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