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After installing and starting Ardour I receive the following warning message:

WARNING: Your system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory. This might cause Ardour to run out of memory before your system runs out of memory.

You can view the memory limit with 'ulimit -l', and it is normally controlled by /etc/security/limits.conf

How to configure properly Ardour to avoid this message?

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As it is a warning you can safely ignore it. However to change it, open the file /etc/security/limits.conf with an editor. You'll find a line there which reads:

@audio - memlock SOME_NUMBER

You can comment out this line (put a # in front of it) or change SOME_NUMBER to the word unlimited. Now Ardour should not spit out a warning.

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Nice! I will give it a try this week since I have a recording session. Thanks! – Rubens Mariuzzo Feb 5 '13 at 13:40
Unlike many warnings, it is NOT TRUE you can ignore this warning. When recording in real time with Ardour, if you run out of memory, it will affect the recording. I would not say you can " safely ignore it" . For this reason I am downvoting this answer. – bodhi.zazen Apr 8 at 23:20

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