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

David N. Lombard dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Wed May 19 11:14:22 PDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 08:21:01AM -0700, 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.

Did you look at PAM limits and /etc/security/limits.conf?

David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.

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