Re: MAX_PID changes in 2.5.31

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 17:41:49 EST

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:

> > nope. Only if they use the 16-bit PID stuff in SysV IPC semaphores
> > and message queues.
> In other words, "yes, unless you happen not to use SysV IPC semaphores
> or message queues in any of your binaries on your system".

no, in other words: "yes, if you use SysV IPC semaphores/semaphores in any
of your binaries in your system, which binaries were linked against glibc
2.1 or older, and if you have set /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max to a value
higher than 32K."


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