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>> It seems to me it would be more useful to do something like what
>> RLIMIT_CPU does, and generate SIGXFSZ for such operations, but fail
>> them only when the size exceeds the hard limit.  [...]

>> Comments or other thoughts?

> I don't think it is used too much so the behavior change should not
> be a problem.  The more consistently the limits work, the better off
> we are in the long run.

I've got the change implemented and the result builds.  I'll be
experimenting to see whether it really does have the effect I want and
will report back here.

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