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Question: how can i increase the number of processes running?

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Keywords: proc
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 08:30:39 GMT
From: ElmerFudd <>

i can't seem to get more than 240 processes running (programs seg fault and nasty stuff like that) i have been looking into it and i think it must have something to do with a limit on /proc? (i'm running 2.1.33 and libc 5.4.17)

Please email me at if you are able to shed some light on this problem, thanks