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From: Bogdan Costescu (Bogdan.Costescu_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-07 11:34:36

[ Sorry, I pressed the wrong keys too soon... ]

On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Bogdan Costescu wrote:

> ... can't "ulimit -l X" where X is larger than the "hard" value from
> limits.conf.

This is true for a normal user; however root can modify the hard
limits in its shells. Also a batch system, running as root on a
compute node, can set the hard and soft values to something different
from the system (limits.conf) values before starting the user shell or
compute process, via setrlimit(2).

Is the limits.conf issue specific to Linux ? Aren't there other OSes
that use PAM and would be affected as well ?

Bogdan Costescu
IWR - Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Universitaet Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY
Telephone: +49 6221 54 8869, Telefax: +49 6221 54 8868
E-mail: Bogdan.Costescu_at_[hidden]