Subject: Re: history limit in pdksh
To: Greywolf <>
From: Denis Lagno <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/18/2005 10:38:14
On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 04:58:41PM -0800, Greywolf scribed:
> [Thus spake Denis Lagno ("DL: ") 10:52pm...]
> DL: Hi,
> DL:
> DL: I get a feeling that pdksh has a limit on the size of history
> DL: file 700kb.  However quick grepping does not reveal any
> DL: hard coded magic numbers.  Does anybody know if such
> DL: a limit exists?
> have you used ulimit -a to see the extents of your resource limits?
> My bets are the answer is there.

$ ulimit -a        
time(cpu-seconds)    unlimited
file(blocks)         unlimited
coredump(blocks)     unlimited
data(kbytes)         1048576
stack(kbytes)        2048
lockedmem(kbytes)    79264
memory(kbytes)       237792
nofiles(descriptors) 64
processes            1000
sbsize(bytes)        unlimited

What values do you think I should rise?  Don't know, 700kb seems
to be very innocuous value to break into any of the limits above..