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Re: ulimit problem

On Sat, 23 Nov 1996 12:13:54 +0800 Tan Wee Yeh (wire@ai101.iscs.nus.sg
) wrote:

> > On Sat, 23 Nov 1996 11:17:22 +0800 Phil wrote:
> > Anyone can lower and raise the soft limits, as long as they remain under the hard limit. Can you be more precise with your problem ?
> > 
> I have tried to first raise the hard-limit as root then 
> the soft-limit as the user after root logouts without
> success.
> Same message
> ulimit: cannot raise limit: Operation not permitted
> is persistent.
> Just found that I can raise the ulimit for the user if I 
> switch-user from root who has already raised the hard-limit.
> Is there anyway to raise the hard-limit permanently...
> That seems to be the problem now.

Perfectly normal :-)

By doing the above you change the limits for root's shell, not the 
user shell. There is no way of raising the hard limits for a user 
except root.


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