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Roll over of Process ID Numbers

By terryd ·
We have servers that process messages spawning jobs. These jobs have PIDs that become large numbers very fast. What happens when the PID reaches it's upper bound?

Does it roll over aor does it cause the Win2k /NT system to crash?

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Roll over of Process ID Numbers

by maxwell edison In reply to Roll over of Process ID N ...


This was an interesting question so I did a bit of research (only a few minutes, actually). But I did come up with an answer.

Each system has a maximum value for the PID number. When this is reached the PID numbering is started again.


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