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SubjectRe: 2.4.8 Resource leaks + limits
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> On Sat, 18 Aug 2001, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > > The fix is to disable the check for RLIMIT_NPROC in
> > > kernel/fork.c when the user is root. I made this patch
>
> > Everybody told him, including Alan, go away and fix PAM. He went away
> > and fixed PAM in 2 days. Up to day none of the main distributions ship
> > the correct[ly configured] PAM, so the problem still bites. Feel free
> > to rebut me.
>
> Wouldn't that involve fixing login, sshd, and all other
> programs using pam to set the limits before fork()ing ?
>
> I know the pam library is responsible for setting the
> user limits, but it's the program linked to libpam which
> is responsible for the order in which the other things
> are done, right ?
>
> (then again, I don't know enough about the userspace side
> of things here, I'd be happy if somebody could enlighten
> me)
>
> cheers,
>
> Rik
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