What are the default values of nproc in RHEL5 and RHEL6 and why are they different?

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Issue

  • Why are the default values of nproc in RHEL6 different from RHEL4 and RHEL5?
  • Where are the default soft limits of open process threads set in RHEL6?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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