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Re: (v)forking problems
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, rich cannnings wrote:
> I routinely recieve fork(2) and vfork(2) errors while running
> various operations, receive errors such as:
> /bin/sh: cannot fork - try again
> My system is *not* under severe load during these times. What must
> I change to allow more forking? Must a call something with sysctl?
check [u]limit. running a fancy windowmanager probably ues half your
procs right there. default system limit, sysctl kern.maxproc, is 532,
which should be enough if it's just you.
all we're waiting for is for something worth waiting for