customer asked it the PID length can be somehow limited to max 7 digits in AIX 6.1.
is there any systems parameter for it??
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Re: AIX 6.1 and PID length2011-01-26T14:26:00Z in response to tech100Interesting question, had a quick look and it seems pid_t (pid type) defined as in sys/types.h says it is a int32 or long64. And most of the Unix systems used signed types for pid_t, so this means it can be 16 Mil or more???? I suppose.
types.h:typedef int32long64_t pid_t;
Linux define a nproc in the ulimit but that's not applicable to AIX (at least on 5.3)... but that restricts the number of total processes, not the MAX pid numbet.