ulimits on Linux {Re: [R] size limits}

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 24 10:55:30 CET 2000

On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:

> {maybe somewhat technical; non R / Linux only}
> >>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:
>     PD> ..........
>     PD> Linuxen are often run without user limits on process size so
>     PD> if you eat too much memory, some random process will be killed and
>     PD> with a bit of bad luck it will be something critical such as your X
>     PD> server... 
> Setting  ulimits on Linux seems to be only through  bash's builtin "ulimit"
> or through the C API. 
> Now, we are still "urged" to usually use the tcsh instead of the bash.

It is called `limit' on csh/tcsh, according to my systems. (And AFAIK it
works on RH6.0.)  There is also `unlimit'.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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