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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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