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

Alan Cox (
Sat, 4 Jan 1997 00:59:52 +0000 (GMT)

> There are two WELL KNOWN problems with increasing the limits too: the
> kernel stack is too small, and a large amount of non-kernel code needs
> to be compiled with the new limits. In order to achieve this, there
> _MUST_ be agreement between _ALL_ distribution packagers, not just
> developers and Linus.

Interestingly enough switching to 8K kmalloc'd stacks seems to solve the
mmap problem with 2.0.2x and SCSI. Something else is now crashing when I
try it but I think thats something dumb I did with the kmallocs