[CentOS] Re: Setting max limits in /etc/security/limits.conf

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jul 18 22:18:17 UTC 2008

on 7-18-2008 4:24 AM Dr R L Oswald spake the following:
> What we would like to do on a server running CENTOS 4.6 is to restrict 
> max cpu time for most interactive users but ensure that processes for 
> system users such as root & special userids that provide services are 
> kept as unlimited.
> The documentation for limits.conf is not very extensive but I think I am 
> correct in assuming that resource limits specified in limits.conf only 
> apply to processes that *login* to a system, rather than those kicked 
> off at boot time as daemons?
> There does not seem to be any obvious way of specifying an unlimited 
> value for a resource unlike the ulimit command ? Does anyone know a way 
> of specifying unlimited in limits.conf ?
> Any suggestions
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