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

Jim Nance (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 09:36:27 -0500 (EST)

Forwarded message:
> From:
> Richard B. Johnson:
> > I think that a task, process, program, etc., that needs more than 100
> > file handles is improperly written. Keeping that many files open at any
> > one time will cause file destruction if the system crashes.
> Only if the file handles refer to files.
> [Consider sockets, pipes, etc. For example: qmail-send's handling of

Consider an X server. You have 1 socket for each application that is
attached to it.

In any event I started rewritting sys_select() last night so that it does
not need to know how large fd_set is, and so it does not allocate the
buffers on the stack.