[K12OSN] Setting memory limits in lts.conf

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Sat Jul 23 16:50:30 UTC 2005


It's interesting, but i'm wondering why your subject line suggests
setting it in lts.conf.  That wouldnt' be the correct place, as the
purpose of the lts.conf file is to configure various attributes of the
thin client.  The client doesn't know anything about the user or
applications, so it wouldn't have any ability to enforce such limits.

Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

 On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, John Baillie wrote:

> Has anyone heard of, or tried the following?
> " I strongly suggest you set suitable memory limits
> in /etc/security/limits.conf. I use:
> @users soft rss 512000
> @users soft memlock 256000
> @users soft as 768000
> # Set to 7168 by RH defaults
> #@users soft nproc 5000
> Just to stop users from forkbombing the system accidentally, or a
> runaway process from eating all the physical RAM and forcing the system
> into heavy swapping. It works extremely well. Adapt the above, of
> course, to your memory allocations etc. "
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