# Is there a way to disable circuit breaking?¶

Envoy comes with certain defaults for each kind of circuit breaking. Currently, there isn’t a switch to turn circuit breaking off completely; however, you could achieve a similar behavior by setting these thresholds very high, for example, to std::numeric_limits<uint32_t>::max().

Following is a sample configuration that tries to effectively disable all kinds of circuit breaking by setting the thresholds to a value of 1000000000.

circuit_breakers:
thresholds:
priority: HIGH
max_connections: 1000000000
max_pending_requests: 1000000000
max_requests: 1000000000
max_retries: 1000000000