PROC table and forking processes

Lou Kamenov phayze at
Mon Jan 20 11:52:29 GMT 2003

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 11:03:20 -0000
"Mark Stewart" <Mark.Stewart at> wrote:

> Hi - I read a while ago you can start freebsd without mounting proc as > it is not needed ????

sure, it can work without mounting /proc, i have no idea why it`s mounted by default. anyways...

> Anyways my log files are telling me "/kernel: proc: table is full" and I cannot fork processes :(
> Can I extend this table somehow ?

yeah use 'sysctl kern | grep proc' to see all the options  or 'sysctl -w kern.maxproc=%value' to enlarge it (mine si 4068, by default i suppose).




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