PSARC 2009/042 max-processes resource control

The code implementing “PSARC 2009/042 max-processes rctl” was integrated today at noon:

The max-processes resource controls introduced by this case limit the number of slots in the process table that a zone, project, or task may occupy.


While the existing max-lwps resource controls offer some protection, they cannot prevent zombie processes from filling up the process table. Zombie processes by definition do not have any lwps and are thus not limited by the max-lwps resource controls.