ten thousand small processes

Jeroen C. van Gelderen jeroen at vangelderen.org
Wed Jun 25 15:52:37 PDT 2003

On Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003, at 08:39 US/Eastern, Petri Helenius wrote:

>> 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.

Fault isolation?

Jeroen C. van Gelderen - jeroen at vangelderen.org

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