"ulimit" is a shell command for setting limits on what resources a process can use

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can I set # of open files to be umlimited?

I am using ubuntu, but setting /etc/security/limits.conf to beyond 999999 doesn't seem to work (reverts back to 1024). Is there a way to set this to be unlimited?
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Ulimit for user asterisk inside an LXD container

I have a bare metal ubuntu 16.04 server with a centos 6 LXD container within which I wish to install FreePBX/asterisk which I'm building from source. The building and install process was going very ...
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nofile ulimit -n on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

➜ sudo sysctl -a|grep file fs.file-max = 2037581 fs.file-nr = 2784 0 2037581 ➜ ~ cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max 2037581 ➜ ~ cat /proc/sys/fs/file-nr 2720 0 2037581 /etc/security/limits.conf *...
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cannot change open file limit

On ubuntu 14.04 production web server, I set as below: /etc/security/limits.conf * soft nproc 65535 * hard nproc 65535 * soft nofile 65535 * hard nofile 65535 /etc/pam.d/common-session session [...
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Ubuntu 14.04: can't get past 4096 max open files for non-root user

I can't seem to increase the nofile limit for non-root users on Ubuntu 14.04, despite following every StackExchange answer related to this problem. So far I have: $ cat /etc/security/limits.d/custom....
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setting ulimit in init script

I am trying to install rabbitmq-server on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. In /etc/default/rabbitmq-server it says: # Maximum number of open file handles. This will need to be increased # to handle many ...
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Ardour, system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory

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 ...
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Can't set max limit of opened files

I use Ubuntu 15.10 (64bit). I tried to run ulimit -n 102400, but after reboot or relogging (log out and log in) and excuting ulimit -n I see: 1024. I tried adding * soft nofile 102400 * hard nofile ...
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How to set ulimit in Ubuntu 15.10 chroot?

I have an Ubuntu 15.10 in a chroot and would like to permanently set a ulimit value (ulimit -c unlimited). I have looked at modifying the /etc/security/limits.conf file but the changes are not being ...
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How to exclude a specific (non root) login user from limits.conf rules

To set limits, for instance, in the number of concomitant processes, for any user on a system, the only way (known to me) is to edit the configuration file for the pam_limits module: /etc/security/...
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Ubuntu 15.10 core files not found although core_pattern looks ok

On Ubuntu 15.10 I can not find the core files dumped by my program. ulimit is set to unlimited. After uninstalling the apport service, the /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern file only contains core which ...
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How do I increase the open files limit for a non-root user?

This is happening on Ubuntu Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-25-virtual I'm trying to increase the number of open files allowed for a user. This is for an my ecplise java application ...
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Permanently raising nofile limits in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot seem to figure out what exactly is needed to allow the maximum number of file descriptors to be raised permanently for all users. /etc/security/limits.conf: root hard nofile ...
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sudo can't give ulimit command?

I am trying to write a solution for another user, when I noticed that sudo ulimit -c returns command not found. So then I tried this: $ sudo ulimit -c sudo: ulimit: command not found $ ulimit -c 0 ...
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Set limits on processes ubuntu

I am using my ubuntu to do some programming assignments at college and it keeps hanging. For example, If I have an infinite loop in my C code by mistake, ubuntu freezes. If my C program allocates ...
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how does ulimit work in linux?

I am learning about ulimit right now and this is a bit confusing. I start with this as my default ulimit. test@ubuntu:~$ ulimit -n 1024 I can see my hard and soft limit: test@ubuntu:~$ ulimit -...
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How are the various ulimit values for a process set?

How are the various ulimit values for a process set? I am especially interested in the number of open file descriptors. How is that set for a given process? If it is based on the user who started the ...
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ulimit view resource usage for user / group

when you go: ulimit -a you get the limits: core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited scheduling priority (-e) 0 file size (...
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core file size with ulimit

My question is probably not related to Ubuntu in particular, but since my desktop running this OS, I came to this forum. I am trying to change the core file size using ulimit -c command as follows: $...
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Changing ulimit on ubuntu 12.04 Never works

I am working with hadoop and need to change number of open files ulimit -n. I have seen similar questions on stackoverflow and elsewhere and have tried everything in those answers, but it still does ...
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How to redirect the output to a log file from upstart script?

I am using upstart to start/stop my c++ app server as shown below - start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/tetra/app_server respawn post-stop script sleep 30 end script ...
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How to remove limit on core dump file size

I would like to increase the maximum size limit for core dump files as a regular user. Using bash, I can set it like this: $ ulimit -c 100 which works well the first time I set it. However, the ...
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How to set a memory limit for a specific process?

I tried to execute mpiexec -16 ... on a 384 GB RAM server, but it induced OOM Killer and was aborted. How can I set a memory limit for mpiexec execution? I know ulimit, but it might affect other ...
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Open file limit [closed]

I'm trying to increase open file limit in Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS. Followed information posted in this question: How do I increase the open files limit for a non-root user? Added to /etc/sysctl.conf ...
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Opposite command for “ulimit -c unlimited”

I encountered a bug in eclipse with this error log reported as Bug #1097078. According to the error log, there was a line as Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core ...
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how to setup automatic core dump on upstart script?

the myapp is an application that crashes eventually. I would like to get the core dump of those crashes... this is the upstart script I tried so far... but it still doesn't work description "...
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Copy app error: “The open file ulimit level is too low, please increase it otherwise changes will not be detected properly”

When using Copy, I get this error: Error: "The open file ulimit level is too low, please increase it otherwise changes will not be detected properly" The application stops syncing when it appears, ...
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Generating core files on Ubuntu

Recently I've been trying to enable core dumps on Ubuntu. I made a simple program, that would crash (it writes some data out of array). At first, core dumps weren't generated. This was because ulimit ...
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Default resource cap on root user

I happened to see that on my Ubuntu 12.04 some resources of the root user is capped. I have not capped anything explicitly and my limits.conf as far as root user is concerned is empty. Here is the ...
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nofile limit not changed for sh command in non-interactive session

Running 12.04.3 LTS A user submitting a batch job to the queue was receiving a 'too many open files error' Investigation suggested changing the /etc/security/limits.conf file which has been ...
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Major problems with setrlimit after upgrading to Saucy

I have been using setrlimit with the R programming language for several versions of Ubuntu. However after upgrading to 13.10, very strange things started happening. First I started noticing that ...
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Core only dumped upon receiving SIGQUIT

Learning about signals, I found out that calling the <stdlib.h> functionabort(void); in a C program, which roughly equals to raising a SIGABRT signal, doesn't create a core file on my Ubuntu 13....
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How to persistently limit resources of a program

I am running several programs on my computer and under normal circumstances my RAM (2GB) and CPU power is sufficient. However it occurs that a single program suddenly turns the system permanently ...
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What is ulimit and how to install in Ubuntu?

What is ulimit and how to install in Ubuntu? When I am trying to install, I'm getting the below error: E: Unable to locate package ulimit
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Upstart and core files

I have an upstart job that occasionally crashes with a segmentation fault, and I have a few questions about core dumps. First, should I add a stanza: limit core unlimited unlimited Is there a ...
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how to increase maximum open files for memcached service

Using ulimit -n i am able to set per shell based maximum open files limit To make this value persistent i am able to edit this is in /etc/security/limits.conf and restart the ubuntu 12.10 box, here ...
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Modify limits of process (ulimit -n)

Is it possible to change the: - soft limit and - hard limit of a SPECIFIC process? In my case, my process is mongod and a lot of web resources tell me to simply write: ulimit -n in my Terminal. But ...
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How to enable SIGQUIT core dumps with apport?

I noticed that on a 12.04 system setting ulimit -c unlimited and sending Ctrl+\ does not have the expected result. Though the shell prints ^\zsh: quit (core dumped) no core dump is written as far ...
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ulimit -u gives illegal option error when running from a script but not when from a terminal

I have the following script: #!/bin/sh echo "OUTPUT:" gcc temp.c echo "ACTOP" ulimit -t 1 ulimit -f 1024 ulimit -u 3 ./a.out > out.txt The output I get is OUTPUT: ACTOP ulimit: 7: Illegal ...
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Apache / MySql is not running. What is wrong?

I installed lampp / xampp on my Ubuntu 12.04. After installing, Apache and MySQL were running properly. Now, they're not. Here's what I get when I try to run apache: Command: /etc/init.d/apache2 ...
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How do I install and run Apache2?

I have downloaded apache2 from the official site and compiled and installed it per the given instructions there, but on running I get an error: ulimit: 88: error setting limit (Operation not ...
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Permanently set process limit

How do you permanently set process limit per user (ulimit -u) in Ubuntu?
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What is a safe ulimit ceiling?

This is the output of ulimit -a core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited scheduling priority (-e) 0 file size (blocks, -f) ...
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Ulimit and make_sock errors

I'm trying to configure Redmine for Ubuntu 11.10, using this method Redmine for 11.10 but ran into some crazy snag somewhere with apache. Upon issuing service apache2 restart I get the following ...