mstenber at cc.Helsinki.FI
Sun Aug 1 07:24:38 EDT 1999
Brian Lloyd <Brian at digicool.com> writes:
> > Is there some low limit on maximum number of sockets you can
> > have in the
> > Python-NT's select call? A program that happens to work
> > perfectly on Linux
> > seems to die on NT around 64(?) sockets to the 'too many file
> > descriptors
> > in call' error.
> > Any portable ways to bypass it?
> > -Markus
> It turns out that NT has a default 64 fd limit on arguments to
> select(). The good news is that you can actually bump the limit up
> to whatever number you want by specifying a define when compiling
I was hoping for version that works with 'Python out of the box' (I kludged
something in pure python with threads that bypasses this limit, but it
> The default 64 fd limit is too low for anyone trying to run
> an async server that handles even a modest load, so I've
> submitted a bug report to python.org asking that the define
> above find its way into the next python release...
Agreed. Unless it causes some Huge Load(tm) somewhere, it should be
definitely raised. (say, 1024 or 4096 sounds reasonable to me)
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