Re: How to increat [sic.] max open files? (fwd)

Jim Nance (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 13:40:57 -0500 (EST)

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> Subject: Re: How to increat [sic.] max open files?
> Date: Thu, 02 Jan 1997 18:24:59 +0100

> When you want to pay $$, I'm sure you can find someone on the kernel
> mailing list to rework sys_select() and add proper support for NR_OPEN>256
> to the kernel. That's how free software works :)
> For NR_OPEN>1024 a patch to libc will be needed too I think.

I may look at doing this if its not too difficult. I have never done any
kernel programming, and this might be simple. Should we make a new
select() system call so we can be compatable with old binaries?