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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] extend get/setrlimit to support setting rlimits external to a process (v7)
    Ok, I give.  I was hoping that some of the requestors of this feature would pipe
    up and support the use case for the proc file interface to set limits. clearly
    they're not that interested, but I still think theres merit in the patch. So
    heres version 7 of this patch set. Its the same as before, but the proc
    interface has been dropped, leaving only the syscall interface behind. I've
    tested the interface on intel 32 and 64 bit, with success


    Its been requested often that we have the ability to read and modify process
    rlimit values from contexts external to the owning process. Ideally this allows
    sysadmins to adjust rlimits on long running processes wihout the need to stop
    and restart those processes, which incurs undesireable downtime. This patch
    enables that functionality, It does so in two places. First it enables process
    limit setting by writing to the /proc/pid/limits file a string in the format:
    <limit> <current limit> <max limit> > /proc/<pid>/limits
    where limit is one of

    Secondly it allows for programatic setting of these limits via 2 new syscalls,
    getprlimit, and setprlimit, which act in an identical fashion to getrlimit and
    setrlimit respectively, except that they except a process id as an extra
    argument, to specify the process id of the rlimit values that you wish to

    Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <>

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