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authorJean Delvare <jdelvare@suse.de>2015-04-16 12:47:41 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-04-17 09:04:06 -0400
commit3ea7f5e25ec271909451b7dc17be37581b888de6 (patch)
tree28bb1b161b7c59664619686cc0554efb499ca644 /kernel
parent35f71bc0a09a45924bed268d8ccd0d3407bc476f (diff)
fork_init: update max_threads comment
The comment explaining what value max_threads is set to is outdated. The maximum memory consumption ratio for thread structures was 1/2 until February 2002, then it was briefly changed to 1/16 before being set to 1/8 which we still use today. The comment was never updated to reflect that change, it's about time. Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <jdelvare@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index d778016ac1e3..c507e29bcb01 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -270,8 +270,8 @@ void __init fork_init(unsigned long mempages)
* The default maximum number of threads is set to a safe
- * value: the thread structures can take up at most half
- * of memory.
+ * value: the thread structures can take up at most one
+ * eighth of the memory.
max_threads = mempages / (8 * THREAD_SIZE / PAGE_SIZE);

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