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SubjectRe: [PATCH] no RLIMIT_NPROC for root, please
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Why is RLIMIT_NPROC apllied to root(uid 0) processes? It's not kernel j=
> > ob to
> > prevent admin from shooting him/her self in the foot.
> >
> > root should be able to do fork() regardless of any limits,
> > and IMHO the following patch is the right thing.
>
> This patch is bogus. root can always raise their limit. But having root
> tasks by default not take out the box is good

OK, I just fix applications that assume root = no limits ;)

Jan
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