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Re: How to set ulimit (nofile) for a daemon

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 06:51:25PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:

> >This is the wrong answer to the question "how do I set ulimits for a daemon
> >process?"  /etc/security/limits.d is only processed by pam_limits, which has
> >no reason to be in the path for service startup.

> cron, atd and schroot load pam_limits. Is that wrong? Or something
> else I'm not getting?

These daemons load pam_limits *when running on behalf of other users*.
That's an entirely different scenario than running a daemon per se.

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