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

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 14:25:57 -0500 (EST)

> Last time a looked the mainstream linux packages (and other unix'es,
> muds are generaly made multiplatform) didn't support threads. So you
> are really stuck with a single process dealing with all the connections
> itself.

Linux supports threads. Has since kernel v1.3.56. There are at least
2 thread libraries available: LinuxThreads, clthreads. LinuxThreads seems
more popular - possibly because it tries to be POSIX? There is even a
"Linux Clone Project" [the name refers to the clone() call].

Never used threads myself - looks interesting though.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team