Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/19/11:54:46

From: coreyg AT surfree DOT com (Geoff Corey)
Subject: Re: Bumping PSIZE & NTTYS to 256 in shared.h
19 Jan 1999 11:54:46 -0800 :
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To: cgf AT cygnus DOT com
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On Tue, 19 January 1999, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 19, 1999 at 10:35:09AM -0800, Geoff Corey wrote:
> >Is there any reason why this shouldn't work?
> There's no reason why this wouldn't work that I know of but this
> is not something we'd want to put into cygwin due to the memory
> constraints that you noticed.
> cgf

The memory contraint only comes into play if you fork more concurrent processes then you have memory in megs.   Changing it to 256 shouldn't affect current users as the problem can happen right now if a user forks 128 concurrent processes and only has 64 megs of ram.

Why not change cygwin so it is not limited by design and is only limited by user's machine memory.   Changing it to 256 will not impact current users of cygwin with regards to memory or functionality.  Not changing it impact people like me who are planning to run an application using cygwin on a 2 gig of memory NT box.

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