Re: What's changed in su/bash? "bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable"
Interesting. Try "ulimit -a". Any strange limits set?
> Josh Wilmes wrote:
> >Are you possibly out of memory? (perhaps a process has run away and gobbl
> >it up)?
> No; the problem is only if I try to get an interactive su session:
> olly@linda$ cat /proc/meminfo
> total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
> Mem: 131403776 123076608 8327168 54677504 4624384 49696768
> Swap: 269676544 44146688 225529856
> MemTotal: 128324 kB
> MemFree: 8132 kB
> MemShared: 53396 kB
> Buffers: 4516 kB
> Cached: 48532 kB
> SwapTotal: 263356 kB
> SwapFree: 220244 kB
> olly@linda$ su -c ls
> 0.0=1.29172.exmh exmh.1563.html filevV2bSY pg7
> olly@linda$ su
> linda:/tmp# ls
> bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
> linda:/tmp# cd
> but, as you see, shell built-ins still work.
> Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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> patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
> gentleness, self control; against such there is no
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