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SubjectRe: What is the difference between 'login: root' and 'su -' ?
Peter Seiderer wrote:
> Hello,
> tried today to mkfs.ext2 a partition of my disk and detected there is
> a little difference between 'login: root' and 'su -'.
[...]
> --- SIGXFSZ (File size limit exceeded) ---
> +++ killed by SIGXFSZ +++

I ran into the same Problem in SuSE 7.0 .
Turned out it was pam_limits.so , try if it works if you comment out the
line with pam_limits.so in it in /etc/pam.d/su .
You probably have to recompile the pam libraries.

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