[Ilugc] comfortable ulimit -u value
- From: ramanraj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ramanraj K)
- Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:15:02 +0530
In my slack9.1 machine the /etc/login.defs contains a mention of the the
ULIMIT setting - but is commented out and contains a value of :
What number should I use that is sane ?
I tried # ulimit -u 20. This did not allow apache 1.3.12 to serve http
requests. It also crashed my mozilla browser. I switched to Apache
1.3.20, which managed to serve text without graphics at this level, and
did not crash my browser. # ulimit -u 200 looks reasonable on my system.
If you have trouble, increase the processes limit. Programs invoked
from the shell terminal give feedback when limit is exceeded. But
others simply vanish from the screen. I am not sure if some log keeps
count of processes. Generally, by trial and error we can find a
comfortable level that will not hang the system and keep it usable.
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