[CentOS] ulimit [SOLVED]

Sun Apr 11 17:37:07 UTC 2010
aurfalien at gmail.com <aurfalien at gmail.com>

>>> I know it works because I just tested it and it survived the  
>>> server's
>>> reboot. I ran "ulimit -a" and the new value was there.
>> ...from a login shell.  If you don't have a login shell /etc/profile
>> isn't read on bash startup.
> In my case, I am doing the change because of Samba. When you run
> tesparm, the lastest versions of Samba give the following warning:
> rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
> When I add the line "ulimit -n 1024" to /etc/profile, the warning
> disappears, even after a reboot.
> So, this certainly works for processes running as root.
> But you are right in that it will probably depend on the particular  
> user
> requirement.

I also had to increase the default ulimit to 8192 on my ldap servers  
otherwise people couldn't login.