Subject: Re: default stacksize ulimit too small?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 12/09/2003 22:20:56
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Jan Schaumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Therefore, I had to recompile a new kernel with 'options
> DFLSSIZ=3D33554432' and install this new kernel on all of my machines,
> requiring a reboot just to bump the stacksize ulimit!
I had tried setting ulimit from /etc/profile, but then every login shell
complained about not being able to increase the ulimit. Now I realize
that originally I had 'ulimit -s 65536' in /etc/profile. This won't
work, but for root it doesn't give an error but silently fails (as it's
more than the absolute max). That got me confused.
Using 'ulimit -s 32768' (or smaller) works equally from /etc/profile or
for the user.
Sorry for the noise.
 I got that value from my shell on Irix, where ulimit uses kilobytes,
not 512 bytes for the stack limit.
If there's anything more important than my ego around here, I want it
caught and shot now!
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