maximum number of threads

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Fri Jan 12 06:16:25 CET 2007

 "William Heymann" <kosh at> wrote:

> So you know I tried this on ubuntu edgy 64bit edition on a dual 2218 opteron 
> system with 8G of ram and I got
> <lots of output>
> Exception raised: can't start new thread
> Biggest number of threads: 32274

This almost looks as if the number of threads is a sixteen bit signed int... 

- Hendrik

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