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Solaris™ Internals: Core Kernel Components by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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A.6. Process and Dispatcher (Scheduler) Parameters

The parameters listed in Table A-8 relate to the process and scheduler subsystem in Solaris. For more information, refer to “The Kernel Process Table” .

Table A-8. Process and Dispatcher (Scheduler) Parameters
Parameter Default Category Description/Notes
reserved_procs 5 Limit The number of process table slots reserved for system processes.
maxpid 30,000 Limit Maximum value for a PID, and the maximum number of processes that can exist on the system at any one time.
max_nprocs (10 + 16 * maxusers) Limit Maximum number of process that can exist on the system. Will be set to maxpid if it is set to a value greater than maxpid.
maxuprc max_nprocsreserved_pro cs Limit Maximum number of processes ...

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