re: ulimit…Maybe you'd know, Zeno, running your own hosting service? How do you set system limits? I've tried setting my user account to unlimited hard and soft in /etc/security/limits.conf, and other various numbers, but I can't seem to get past a default 16384 someplace. I am using pam_limits.o as part of login, as far as I can tell, so I'm really stumped :(. Right now some cores I get are too large and truncate, making them useless =\.
Yeah, I have, and the 16384 that I'm stuck limited to. I can manage to lower my limit, on my user account, but even then can't raise it back to the starting 16384. /etc/profile already has ulimit -c unlimited, and as I said before things are set in /etc/security/limits.conf with pam_limits.o being called in /etc/pam.d/login
I've logged out and in after editing /etc/security/limits.conf, and even let the box reboot (for good measure, of course) to no avail. The only entries in my limits.conf are the ones I added for my user, the rest is just the comments from the clean distro version of the conf about how to write rules. Nothing in my home folder, or even system wide, as far as I can find.
New users created copy the profile information found in /etc/skel, so if you want to limit new users created, that is what you'd want to edit. Those are the values Michael uses for EvilEye, -u limiting processes, and -m limiting the size of something.