[Beowulf] strange ulimit+ssh problem: ulimit unlimited only works in certain cases

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue May 18 09:23:45 PDT 2010

On 18/05/10 16:21, Rahul Nabar wrote:
> I am trying to get my "ulimit -l" set to unlimited, for normal users,
> and not sure what's going wrong. I get the correct ulimit under only
> once particular scenario: If I become root and then su to a normal
> user. Otherwise it doesn't seem to work. The symptoms are:

Check /etc/pam.d/su and /etc/pam.d/ssh; you may need add the following
line to get ulimits to be set at login:

session    required     pam_limits.so



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