[ic] StartServers and MaxServers

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Fri Dec 16 20:03:36 UTC 2011

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.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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