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From: Herbert P÷tzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Sat 26 Jul 2003 - 22:08:40 BST


On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:26:46AM -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-07-25 at 04:05, Herbert P÷tzl wrote:
> > Hi Warren!
> > Hi Darryl!
> >
> > first, sorry Warren, for the bad diagnosis ...
> >
> > the correct answer should have been:
> >
> > I did not check when, where and how, but the
> > ulimit -u <#proc> option was changed between
> > 2.4.21 and 22-pre in such way that
> >
> > ulimit -H -u <#procs> may not decrease the
> > limit below the current soft limit ...
> >
> > so if, and this time I'm sure ;), you have a
> > higher default ulimit (see ulimit -a), it
> > will not be possible to set the hard limit to
> > a lower value, unless you reduce the default
> > (soft) limit too ...
>
> Is this forever? Unfixable?

I, personally, consider it a bug, and therefor posted
something on lkml, but it seems, that either nobody
noticed, or nobody cares ...

best,
Herbert

> Warren


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