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SubjectRe: forkbombing Linux distributions
On Sat, 2005-03-26 at 10:37 +0000, Tux wrote:
> I'm confused, are hard limits to RLIMIT_NPROC imposed on services
> spawned by init before a user logs in?

There are no "hard" limits to RLIMIT_NPROC. However, on fork, childern
inherits the parents limits. Non-root users can not raise the limit,
just lower it. So unless limits are set in the bootscripts, the defaults
set in kernel/fork.c will be used on services.

Natanael Copa

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