[ic] StartServers and MaxServers

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Fri Dec 16 22:37:59 UTC 2011

On 17/12/11 09:03, Jon Jensen wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Dec 2011, Peter wrote:
>>> If you want more than 150 child processes, I'd say just raise the
>>> artificial limit on StartServers in the core. It made sense when it
>>> was written, but 10+ years later there's hardware that can handle that.
>> That makes sense, what seems more reasonable given today's hardware
>> capabilities?  500, maybe 1000?  Those seem rediculous and would
>> probably run most servers out of RAM, but someone who has a really
>> powerful server and needs to handle massive amounts of traffic would
>> need values that high, imo.
> I think it would be fine to remove the restriction entirely. It's only
> going to be a problem if someone enters too large a number in their
> config, and there are hundreds of other ways to shoot yourself in the
> foot in a config too.

I agree, does anyone object to removing this restriction?


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