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    SubjectRe: Ulimit Probrems with Linux
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96dg4.980821193611.26012Q-100000@twinlark.arctic.org>
    By author: Dean Gaudet <dgaudet-list-linux-kernel@arctic.org>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > On linux you have to use RLIMIT_AS, RLIMIT_DATA is useless. This is a
    > conspiracy between the kernel and libc to produce a bug... whose fault it
    > is you can debate. But unix98 does say that RLIMIT_DATA affects memory
    > allocated by malloc() ... it just doesn't count mmap(). Too bad malloc
    > uses mmap.
    >
    > Dean
    >

    Sounds like malloc() should pass a nonstandard mmap() flag which makes
    it could towards RLIMIT_DATA.

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