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Child processes of a Parent Process occupying socket memory

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Dear All, I am new to this community and this is my first post. I am facing an issue where the process starts hanging. When I closely look at the logs I come to know that some of the child processes that are forked by the parent process are not finished. Regarding this I have a few questions: 1) Is it possible that the child processes that are not finished occupy the socket memory of the parent process and ultimately a point is reached where no socket memory is available to fork new child processes. 2) What is the standard limit of socket memory in linux? (HowTos)