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Fork: Resource temporarily unavailable when trying to run lots of processes

Hi there,

Does anyone know of a quick way to increase the number of processes that can be
run in the background? I need to have a large number of copies of a small
utility listening at the same time and with nothing else open I can only
achieve 62 copies before I get the message below ("gentask" is the name of the

./gentask: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable

and everything stops. Some snippets of information from Cygcheck are attached.

Thank you in advance.



Dell Latitude C810 PIII 1.13GHz 2512MB RAM 30GBHD

CYGWIN_NT-5.0 lu 1.5.5(0.94/3/2) 2003-09-20 16:31 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

Cygwin Win95/NT Configuration Diagnostics
Current System Time: Wed Dec 31 15:10:54 2003

Windows 2000 Professional Ver 5.0 Build 2195 Service Pack 4

    Cygwin DLL version info:
        DLL version: 1.5.5
        DLL epoch: 19
        DLL bad signal mask: 19005
        DLL old termios: 5
        DLL malloc env: 28
        API major: 0
        API minor: 94
        Shared data: 3
        DLL identifier: cygwin1
        Mount registry: 2
        Cygnus registry name: Cygnus Solutions
        Cygwin registry name: Cygwin
        Program options name: Program Options
        Cygwin mount registry name: mounts v2
        Cygdrive flags: cygdrive flags
        Cygdrive prefix: cygdrive prefix
        Cygdrive default prefix: 
        Build date: Sat Sep 20 16:31:15 EDT 2003
        CVS tag: cr-0x9b
        Shared id: cygwin1S3

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