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Re: limit to number of consoles?

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:20:29 -0700 (PDT)

there shouldn't be any internal limits any more.  back in revisions
there certainly was...and you had to build conserver with those limits
specified.  but now it'll grow until it buries the server by using up
all available resources (ram, cpu, ports, whatever).  if you're spawning
off commands as consoles, then you could use up pseudo-ttys.  process
limits could be an artificial limit (which are adjustable, of course)
and things like ram usage, cpu usage, port usage, etc would be other
limits which are harder to deal with.  but on any semi-recent (or even
fairly old) system you should be able to handle thousands of consoles
without much trouble.

that being said, startup times, responsiveness, and such might coerce
you into multiple conserver hosts to help spread out any pain (or for
local connectivity in case of network outages, etc).  i won't claim it's
the most efficient code, but it tries fairly hard to deal lots of
consoles and my personal goal is to allow/support/deal with large

hope that gives you what you're looking for...