Subject: Re: utmp and maxusers.
To: Stephen M Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com>
Date: 08/21/2001 22:05:35
> while true;do ssh -v -t -t localhost;sleep 2;done|sh
> with RSA enabled so you can ssh localhost automatically.
> for me at 39'th login it stops waiting for shell prompt, cpu is unloaded,
> process and file limits not reached
i found it's because of process limit of 80. without i could have as many
utmp entries as pty's
i can raise it in /etc/profile but several programs not started through
shell/login (procmail for eg.) still gets default 80 and can't start when
there is more than 80 user processes.
how to set global default -p ulimit for everybody?
kern.maxproc is 1044 here
i can't find any sysctl for that