Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

MaxProcs (UNIX/Linux)

Use this directive to set your UNIX/Linux server in multi-process mode, which may allow for higher scalability on multi-processor machines. If you set the value to less than 1, it will be ignored and the default value of 1 will be used. SeeMulti-Process Mode Multi-Process Mode for a discussion of the performance implications of setting this to a value greater than 1.