ten thousand small processes

Petri Helenius pete at he.iki.fi
Wed Jun 25 05:41:44 PDT 2003

> or that use threads, or that allocate many file descriptors per process.
> I'm talking about _small_ processes. I'm talking about programs that
> might have quite a bit of code, and might read and write quite a lot of
> data, but that don't use much memory per process. The problem is that
> I'm talking about ten thousand of these processes running at once.

Why you want processes and not use threads? Running 10000 processes
"at once" requires 10000 execution units, I don´t think FreeBSD will run on
anything with more than 16 CPUs at this time.


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