[CentOS] Linux Kernel Physical Interface Limit

Thu Jul 15 08:14:08 UTC 2010
Emmanuel Noobadmin <centos.admin at gmail.com>

On 7/14/10, William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
>   On 7/14/2010 1:16 AM, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
>> Googling up a really old 2005 newsgroup thread says some people had 24
>> physical NIC (6x 4quad) in a system before and one person vaguely
>> remembers a hard 256 limit which would make sense if physical
>> interface count is a byte value.
> can you give me a link to that thread?  My googling skills are
> apparently not up to snuff to find that..:)

2001 poster says kernel 2.4 = 16 at least

2005 poster says he's seen 6x quad in a Linux server