Re: MAX_PID changes in 2.5.31

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 18:29:11 EST

On Mon, 2002-08-19 at 23:34, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:
> > Are you saying that people running libc 5 or even glibc 2.1 will
> > suddenly have their code broken?
> nope. Only if they use the 16-bit PID stuff in SysV IPC semaphores and
> message queues.

libc5 is very much 16bit pid throughout. It would make sense that our
default (proc settable) pid max is 30000 still so that it only breaks
stuff if you increase it

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