Problems with number of instances of freeradius

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Fri Feb 17 21:38:01 CET 2006

Markus.Wintruff at wrote:
> Hello,
> heres my Problem:
> we have freeradius on two different architectures: solaris(debian) and intel(debian)
> on solaris/debian freeradius starts with five instances on intel/debian it starts with only one instance.
> If i change the settings in radius.conf there ist no change.

FreeRadius uses threads by default, which is what I assume you're 
seeing. I suspect the solaris/debian (ugh!) system is showing you each 
thread as a distinct entry in the process list, whereas the linux/debian 
is just showing one.

Linux 2.6 kernels show threaded processes as one thread by default. You 
can use "ps auxm" to show the threads in this case - the "-" processes 
after the main one are the threads. Does this show them?

Alternatively you've compiled them differently and the one on 
linux/debian has threading disabled.

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