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    Question about fork()!!!

    What is the maximum number of concurrent process,
    UNIX allows to create using fork() call??(In 16-bit processor)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Rajisankar.

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    man page fork section 2

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    ERRORS
    
    [EAGAIN]           The system-imposed limit MAXUPRC (<sys/param.h>) on
                            the total number of processes under execution by a
                            single user would be exceeded.
    What 16bit processor are you programming on? Or are you reading from an ancient text book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajisankar View Post
    (In 16-bit processor)
    Really? There are linux distros for 16 bit processors?

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    Psst, the Linux recursive acronym stands for Linux Is Not UniX. Yes I know it's not an acronym, but it sounds plausable
    But why not? wouldn't surprise me if there were distros that ran on microwaves. The community seems to have a penchant for porting to wild and arcane architectures.

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    The `fork' system call has heritage spanning long before the "Linux" kernel got on the scene.

    Soma

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    Who said anything about Linux anyway? The OP asked about UNIX. POSIX is POSIX though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
    Who said anything about Linux anyway? The OP asked about UNIX. POSIX is POSIX though right?
    Ok... my bad...

    I remember uinx on 8 bit machines... but who'd think that kind of hardware would still be in use?

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    Should be in a museum that's for certain

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    The "Commodore 64" port of an early "UNIX" clone is, surprisingly, still maintained.

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