[OT] select and sysread problem on solaris

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Sep 11 11:32:17 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:23:39PM +0200, Mark Overmeer wrote:
> Clients address your service via sockets which count as file-descriptors
> as well. It is not only a limit on what you can pass with select(): the
> whole sum of pipes and sockets over all threads within one process can not
> exceed 256. (At least, that is my interpretation of the docs)

The clients are presumably in a different process, otherwise why would one
bother with IPC in the first place?

The system-wide limit on open file descriptors is possibly worth checking

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