[Twisted-Python] Question about Descriptors and SelectReactor

Travis Kiel travis at crystaltech.com
Mon Apr 6 12:36:25 EDT 2009

On Win32, OS select() can take somewhere between 400-450 handles from what I recall.  You will start to suffer although I think you can get beyond this via subprocesses, yet I haven't explored that area yet.


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From: twisted-python-bounces at twistedmatrix.com [mailto:twisted-python-bounces at twistedmatrix.com] On Behalf Of Drew Smathers
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 8:40 AM
To: Twisted general discussion
Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] Question about Descriptors and SelectReactor

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Andrew Francis <andrewfr_ice at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi:
> Perhaps this question has been asked before but is there a limit to the number of descriptors the SelectReactor can handle? Is this a function of the operating system?

I would say a function of the operating system - or specifically
ulimit on a *nix system.


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