FreeBSD 6.1 max sockets
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 09:12:39 UTC 2006
On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 04:17:52PM +0800, ke han wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> This app is intended to keep 20,000++ sockets alive at a time. These
> sockets are very long lived.
> I understand about kqueue. I will eventually write for this.
> What I need to understand are the various kernel tunings required to
> handle 20,000++ active sockets. I would like to approach the
> theoretical max...is it 64k? That is, is the absolute max socket
> descriptors 64k? any thing else in the way of this maximum?
I only have to say "Sorry, I don't know" for this question. :-)
I hope other more experienced folks in this list will help you.
I can give you just a thought however. If you have such massive requirements if I were you I would do the socket handling inside the kernel itself.
That way you avoid the very expensive user space/kernel space context switch and also go in for some embedded system suited for this sort of thing.
Perhaps I am talking rubbish. If so please pardon me. :-)
Best of luck!
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