From: Robin Lee Powell (rlpowell_at_digitalkingdom.org)
Date: Mon 03 Oct 2005 - 05:54:54 BST
I'm trying to get a program called mooix running in VServer and it
seems to need CAP_SYS_ADMIN or CAP_SYS_RESOURCE, and I don't
The error if both are turned off is:
Starting Mooix: moodmood: uids.c:125: reclaim: Assertion `pid != -1'
Digging into the code, that line is just the assert in:
pid = fork();
assert(pid != -1);
so it seems to be having a straight-up failure to fork. Note that
this daemon is run as root; it has to be, because it changes UIDs on
a regular basis.
The only hint man fork gives is:
EAGAIN It was not possible to create a new process because the
caller's RLIMIT_NPROC resource limit was encountered. To
exceed this limit, the process must have either the
CAP_SYS_ADMIN or the CAP_SYS_RESOURCE capability.
but ulimit says nproc is 2048, and /proc/blah/blah/limit says:
PROC: 8 10 -1 0
so that seems unlikely.
Oddly enough, however, CAP_SYS_RESOURCE *does* fix it.
So is there some hidden limit somewhere? If so, where do I find it
and change it?
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