|author||Jean Delvare <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2015-04-16 12:47:41 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2015-04-17 09:04:06 -0400|
|parent||fork: report pid reservation failure properly (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The comment explaining what value max_threads is set to is outdated.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.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
@@ -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);