[erlang-questions] openpoker: 25k players on a physical machine

Bengt Kleberg <>
Fri Oct 31 13:57:56 CET 2008


Greetings,

I think that the original poster meant 65000 sockets, not file
descriptors.
Your suggestion of adding IP addresses solves the socket problem.


bengt

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 04:44 -0700, Richard Andrews wrote:
> > I'm launching 5000 games with 25000 players on 5 game servers and 5  
> > bot nodes, all running on the same physical machine. I'm hitting the  
> > 65000 socket maximum so the way to scale out is by adding more  
> > physical servers to the cluster.
> 
> Can't you add another IP address to each host to get 64k connections per address?
> Surely the file descriptor table can be bigger than 64k.
> 
> I thought UNIX systems put the maximum representable FD number at 1024x1024 and 64k was only a per-process limit FD limit.
> 
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