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SubjectRe: Rationale for RLIMIT_MEMLOCK?
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On Tue, 2006-01-24 at 10:08 +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > the situation is messy; I can see some value in the hack Ted proposed to
> > just bump the rlimit automatically at an mlockall-done-by-root.. but to
> > be fair it's a hack :(
>
> As all other rlimits are honored even if you are root, it looks not orthogonal
> to disregard an existing RLIMIT_MEMLOCK rlimit if you are root.

that's another solution; give root a higher rlimit by default for this.
It's also a bit messy, but a not-unreasonable default behavior.


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