sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) limit

Suhaib Siddiqi
Thu Jun 7 16:56:00 GMT 2001

According to private communication with Chris, Cygwin has no fd limit.

However, we have a sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) issue for Cygwin/XFree86:

why sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) only returns 32 then. XFree86 returns errors once
max limit is hit.  One way to over come this is to hack the connections.c in
Xfree86, However, shouldn't
this be bumped up in the Cygwin rather than making changes in source code
outside of
it. Maybe other people will come across the same problem in other

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