Subject: Re: Ulimit problem
To: Neil J. McRae <>
From: Stephen R. van den Berg <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/20/1995 16:23:34
"Neil J. McRae" <> wrote:
>I've discovered why procmail gets stuck:

>process(processes)   40
>nofiles(descriptors) 64

>That limit of processes and fd's is just way too low, inetd is setting them
>when it forks (?) there must be a way to increase this? ( I run sendmail
>from inetd as it is part of our security policy)

Either change the sources to inetd, or have inetd start a shell script
instead of sendmail directly, make sure the shell script starts with root
privs, up the limits, then exec sendmail.
           Stephen R. van den Berg (AKA BuGless).

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