Subject: Re: Default 'login.conf' in new installs?
To: None <>
From: Christian Biere <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2006 23:13:19
Peter Seebach wrote:
> But we already HAVE them; there are default limits.  I just propose to have
> them expressed in an editable text file rather than buried in the kernel.

The kernel knows how much RAM the machine has once booted. A file doesn't
and there's no way to use expressions or relative values in login.conf. The
more arbitrary settings like "number of open files" could of course be
mirrored in login.conf.