Subject: Setting ulimits at boot
To: None <>
From: Rob Hoopman <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/17/2001 16:11:08
A quick question:

I want to increase a ulimit variable for all user processes on my machine.
It seems to me the obvious way of doing this is adding something like this to 

This works fine except for all processes started by rc on boot as rc is 
called before /etc/sysctl.conf is read to set this value. 
As xdm is called on boot by rc, logging into X leaves me with the old 
ulimit value.

Am I missing something here?